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Nanomaterials are the bricks with which the greatest technological achievements of recent decades have been built. They form the base for groundbreaking improvements in the fields of medicine, renewable energy, cosmetics, construction materials, electronic devices and much more. Nanomaterials are full of potential to form new materials, and so their properties and interactions are of great research interest. Anton Paar is a reliable partner to researchers across the globe: 96 of the world’s top 100 universities* work with at least one of our instruments on a daily basis.

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Anton Paar Bioindenter: UNHT³ Bio

Atomic Force Microscopes: Tosca

Automated flow chemisorption analyzer: ChemBET Pulsar

Automated Multipurpose Powder X-Ray Diffractometer: XRDynamic 500

Automated representative sampler: Micro Rotary Riffler

Automated tapped density analyzers: Autotap

High-temperature chamber HTK 1200N for combined reflection and transmission XRD studies at high temperatures up to 1200 °C

Capillary Extension: HTK 1200N

Coating thickness measurement: Calotest series

Compact Raman spectrometers: Cora 5001

Cryo & Humidity Chamber CHC plus+ is a unique combination of the multi-purpose CHC Cryo & Humidity Chamber and an advanced humidity (RH) generator for the analysis of humidity-dependent and/or temperature-dependent structural changes in materials using X-ray diffraction

Cryo & Humidity Chamber: CHC plus⁺

Density and sound velocity meter: DSA 5000 M

Abbemat Heavy Duty

Digital heavy duty refractometer: Abbemat

Abbemat Performance and Performance Plus

Digital performance refractometer: Abbemat

Domed Cooling Stage for Four-Circle Goniometers: DCS 500

Domed Hot Stage for Four-Circle Goniometers DHS 1100 with graphite dome for high-temperature X-ray studies of polycrystalline samples and thin films from 25 to 1100 °C

Domed Hot Stage for Four-Circle Goniometers: DHS 1100

Dynamic shear rheometer measuring head: DSR 502

Five-station gas pycnometers for true density: PentaPyc and PentaFoam

Fully customizable laboratory automation solution: HTX

Gas sorption analyzer: QUADRASORB evo

Handheld Raman spectrometer: Cora 100

Temperature Tribometer

High Temperature Tribometer: THT

High temperature viscometer and rheometer: FRS

High vacuum physisorption/chemisorption analyzers: autosorb iQ

High-pressure volumetric gas sorption analyzer: iSorb

High-Temperature Oven Chamber: HTK 1200N with a robust design for in-situ X-ray diffraction studies in different atmospheres up to 1200 °C

High-Temperature Oven Chamber: HTK 1200N

High-Temperature Strip Heater Chambers: HTK 16N | HTK 2000N

HTR Compact: Rheometer autosampler for high sample throughput

HTR: Rheometer automation for high sample throughput and complex sample handling

Low-Temperature Chamber: TTK 600

Mercury intrusion pore size analyzers: PoreMaster

Micro Combi Tester: MCT³

Microwave digestion system: Multiwave 5000

Microwave Digestion System: Multiwave 7000

Microwave digestion system: Multiwave GO Plus

Microwave reactor: Monowave

Modular Compact Rheometer: MCR 72/92

Modular Compact Rheometer: MCR 102e/302e/502e

Motorized alignment for XRD: z-alignment stage

Abbemat WR/MW, Multi wavelengt refractometer

Multiwavelengths Refractometer: Abbemat MW

Nano scratch tester: NST³

Nanoindentation tester: NHT³

Particle size analyzer: Litesizer

Pin-on-disk tribometer: TRB³

Reactor Chamber: XRK 900

Reactor Chamber: XRK 900

Revetest® Scratch Tester: RST³

Rolling-ball viscometer: Lovis 2000 M/ME

SAXS/WAXS/BioSAXS system: SAXSpace

SAXS/WAXS/GISAXS/RheoSAXS laboratory beamline: SAXSpoint 5.0

Single-station gas pycnometers for true density: Ultrapyc

Software for particle analysis: Kalliope™

Surface area analyzer: AutoFlow BET+

Surface area and pore size analyzers: NOVAtouch

Synthesis reactor: Monowave 50

Tensile Stage: TS 600 - sample stage for in-situ X-ray diffraction studies of stress/strain phenomena in fibers, foils and thin films

Tensile Stage: TS 600

Ultra nanoindentation tester: UNHT³

Vacuum and Flow Degasser: FloVac

Vacuum Degasser: XeriPrep

High Temperature Vacuum Tribometer

Vacuum Tribometer: TRB V / THT V

Vapor sorption volumetric gas sorption analyzer: VSTAR

XRD software: XRDanalysis

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Nanoparticles are ultrafine units used in many different fields, from the biomedical sector and pharmaceutics to energy storage technologies. Due to their size, they are difficult to track and measure, but it’s essential to know their properties so they can be designed to fulfill their purpose. Different measurement technologies can be used to produce and characterize nanoparticles, such as microwave synthesis, atomic force microscopy, dynamic light scattering, SAXS, laser diffraction and many more.

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2D materials

Single-layer materials are the focus of research for very versatile applications including nano-sized strain gauges, nanocrystalline TiO2 coatings for body implants, and the influence of atomic step terraces on growth phenomena, or e.g. the study of 2D material crystallinity of the anode or cathode component for faster and more efficient energy transfer in batteries. Various measurement solutions and different technologies from Anton Paar play an important role in the characterization of 2D materials such as temperature-controlled grazing incidence, small-angle X-ray scattering (GISAXS), atomic force microscopy (AFM), surface zeta potential, or gas pycnometry.

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Quantum dots

Any successful implementation of quantum structures, motivated by their electronic and optical properties – which differ from those of larger particles – relies on controlled fabrication of quantum dots as well as a thorough understanding of their physical properties. Technologies from Anton Paar are used for quantum dots research: microwave irradiation for synthesis of uniform nanoparticles with narrow size distribution; atomic force microscopy (AFM) for characterization of self-assembled indium arsenide quantum dots.

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Nanowires, nanofibers, nanorods

Nanowires have properties that can’t usually be found in bulk materials due to their energy levels. They are therefore promising for the preparation of sensors or flexible transparent electrodes, but are also used for numerous other electronic applications. Additionally, nanowires, nanofibers, and nanorods are important for biomedical applications, where they are used to modify surfaces in order to provide better interaction with biological cells/tissues. Analyze nanowires, nanofibers, and nanorods with Anton Paar’s microwave synthesis and atomic force microscopy instruments.

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Carbon nanotubes and biological nanomaterials

Divided into single-wall and multi-wall carbon nanotubes, carbon nanotubes show notable electrical and thermal conductivity, as well as tensile strength. They can be found in many material science applications, especially in the fields of electronics, optics, and composite materials. Microwave synthesis and SAXS are two important methods for research in this field. When talking about biological nanomaterials, we typically think of nanoparticles, but other kinds of nanomaterials have also proved very useful for applications like drug delivery, regenerative medicine and many more.

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