For a deeper understanding and fine-tuning of nanomaterial properties, materials’ nanostructures are of the utmost importance. Knowledge of the structures’ formations is invaluable to tailoring technical materials. Anton Paar offers a range of choice techniques for synthesis and analysis of nanomaterials, such as X-ray scattering, rheology and more. Find the measuring instrument that meets your particular needs in the instrument list below – or let us help you find the best solution by contacting us directly.
Anton Paar Products
Anton Paar Bioindenter: UNHT³ Bio
Automated flow chemisorption analyzer: ChemBET Pulsar
Automated representative sampler: Micro Rotary Riffler
Automated tap density analyzers: Autotap
Capillary Extension: HTK 1200N
Coating thickness measurement: Calotest series
Compact Raman spectrometers: Cora 5001
Cryo & Humidity Chamber: CHC plus⁺
Density and sound velocity meter: DSA 5000 M
Density meter: DMA 4100 M
Density meter: DMA 4500 M
Density meter: DMA 5000 M
Digital heavy duty refractometer: Abbemat
Digital performance refractometer: Abbemat
Domed Cooling Stage for Four-Circle Goniometers: DCS 500
Domed Hot Stage for Four-Circle Goniometers: DHS 1100
Dynamic shear rheometer measuring head: DSR 502
Electrokinetic Analyzer for Routine Solid Surface Analysis: SurPASS™ 3 Eco
Electrokinetic analyzer for solid surface analysis: SurPASS 3
Foam testing Pycnometer: PentaFoam
Fully customizable laboratory automation solution: HTX
Furnace Rheometer Systems: FRS
Gas Pycnometer: PentaPyc
Gas sorption analyzer: QUADRASORB evo
Handheld Raman spectrometer: Cora 100
High Temperature Tribometer: THT
High-Pressure Chamber: HPC 900
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 porosimeters: PoreMaster
Micro Combi Tester: MCT³
Micro Scratch Tester: MST³
Microindentation Tester: MHT³
Micropore physi-/chemisorption analyzers: autosorb iQ
Microwave digestion rotor: Rotor 16HF100
Microwave digestion rotor: Rotor 16MF100
Microwave extraction rotor: Rotor 16SOLV HF100
Microwave extraction rotor: Rotor 16SOLV MF100
Microwave Synthesis in the Kilolab: Masterwave BTR
Microwave Synthesis: Monowave 400/200
Microwave-assisted drying rotor: Rotor 1DRY
Modular Compact Rheometer: MCR 72/92
Modular Compact Rheometer: MCR 102/302/502
Motorized alignment for XRD: z-alignment stage
Multiwavelengths Refractometer: Abbemat MW
Nano scratch tester: NST³
Nanoindentation tester: NHT³
Particle size analyzer: Litesizer 100
Particle size analyzer: Litesizer 500
Pin-on-disk tribometer: TRB³
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
Tensile Stage: TS 600
Ultra nanoindentation tester: UNHT³
Vacuum and Flow Degasser: FloVac
Vacuum Degasser: XeriPrep
Vacuum Tribometer: VTHT / VTRB
Vapor sorption analyzer: VSTAR
Volumetric gas sorption analyzers: iSorb HP
Anton Paar Applications
Better Sample Preparation of Polymers - Microwave-induced Oxygen Combustion (MIC)
If you have any problems with digesting plastic & polymer samples for elemental analysis due to inhomogeneity or high residual carbon content think about the unique microwave-induced oxygen combustion from Anton Paar.
Improve Digestion Quality and Save Money – Microwave Digestion rules out Open Digestion
Reliable elemental analysis results need robust sample preparation to destroy sample matrices or to separate matrix from analytes. The sample preparation step is by far the most error-prone and critical step of the analytical procedure.
Mesoporous thin films - Investigating the structure of multi-layered films by GISAXS
Single- and double-layered mesoporous thin films have been analyzed by GISAXS for their structural properties using the SAXSpoint system.
Characterization of the scratch resistance of ceramic tiles
High temperature tribological behavior of advanced hard coatings for cutting tools
High temperature tribological behavior of advanced hard coatings for cutting tools
The influence of Surface Roughness on Instrumented Indentation Testing (IIT)
In-Situ observation of the scratch/indentation true contact area to provide analysis without being model-dependent
Nanoindentation and Nanoscratch of Oxide Coatings on Thin Film Polymer Substrates
Nanotribological properties of Diamond like carbon thin flexible films on ACM rubber
Physical characterization of coated surfaces - Part II : Scratch Test
Review of Indenter Materials for High Temperature Nanoindentation
Spherical Nanoindentation of Polyacrylamide Hydrogels using the Bioindenter (BHT)
The Ultra Nanoindentation Tester: New generation of thermal drift free indentation
Gold nanoparticles: Size matters, and so does stability
Gold nanoparticles are now used in many fields, from medicine to electronics, but each application has specific particle-size and stability requirements. Gold nanoparticles can be easily monitored with the Litesizer™ 500.
Applications of nanoindentation in biology and medicine
Nanoindentation for biological materials
Nanomaterials | Platinum-doped TiO2 Nanofibers and Nanowires
Herein is summarized an easy large scale synthesis of TiO2 nanotubes which were doped with platinum and characterized towards their photocatalytic activity.
Identifying three different particle sizes in one sample with DLS
Particle suspensions often contain more than one size of particle. However, many particle analyzers cannot resolve particle mixtures, instead they detect an average of all sizes. The Litesizer™ 500 can detect three sizes in one sample.
Nanoparticles for Ceramics: Size, Stability & pH
In nanoparticle suspensions that will be used in ceramics, particle size and stability are of vital importance. Suspension stability is essential to ensure that the particles to stay in suspension, and maintain constant particle size.
Temperature-dependent GISAXS studies on thin films
The temperature-induced decomposition of a thin film structure has been studied using the SAXSpoint system with the new temperature-controlled GISAXS stage.
An insight into the Structure of Copolymer Surfactants
The structure of inhomogeneous (core-shell) nanoparticles was studied with the SAXSpoint system. The internal structure of Pluronic P123 micelles in water was determined by calculating the radial electron density profile.
Collagen - A Validation Sample for SAXS Systems
The performance of the SAXSpoint 2.0 system is evaluated by measurements of tendon collagen. SAXSpoint 2.0 produces data with excellent resolution in the entire angular range and delivers true 2D SWAXS images.
Tuning of Solid Surface Properties by Self-Assembled Monolayers
The zeta potential measurement assists in tailoring the properties of technical and biomedical surfaces using self-assembled monolayers.
Nanomaterials | Microwave Synthesis Meets X-ray Diffraction
Herein a kinetic study is presented employing a high-energy X-ray synchotron beamline together with a customized microwave reactor.
SAXSpoint with MetalJet Source
SAXSpoint now integrates the high-brightness MetalJet X-ray source enabling ultra-fast SAXS measurements in the laboratory.
_Synthesis | Nanomaterials | TiO2 Thin Films
The fabrication of nano-sized films is an important research topic, as it allows diverse applications, e.g. for semiconductor devices, optoelectronics, energy storage, medicine, etc.
In-situ GISAXS heating experiments on self-assembled Gold nanoparticles
Thermal morphology changes of self-assembled Gold nanoparticles have been studied using the SAXSpoint system with the temperature controlled GISAXS stage.
Size and shape of gold nanoparticles in toluene via SAXS
A solution of colloidal gold nanoparticles was characterized for size and shape by the SAXSpace system.
Evaluating GISAXS data with SAXSanalysis using the BornAgain export
A detailed GISAXS structure analysis of a monolayer of gold nanoparticles with SAXSanalysis and BornAgain.
Studying the Internal Structure of Carbon Nanotubes with SAXS
A polymer/multi-walled carbon nanotubes composite was measured with the SAXSpace system. The internal structure of the nanotubes was determined by calculating the electron density profile of the nanotube’s cross-section.
Protein Shape Determination by Small Angle X-Ray Scattering
The 3-dimensional shape of Glucose Isomerase in solution was studied with the SAXSpace system. The solution structure of this protein was compared with the crystal structure obtained by X-ray crystallography.
Protein Mass Determination using Small Angle X-Ray Scattering
The molecular weight of Glucose Isomerase was determined with the SAXSpace small-angle X-ray scattering system. The results are in good agreement with theoretically calculated values from X-ray crystallography data.
Quantum dots - Size determination by SAXS
A dispersion of nanosized CdSe quantum dots was analyzed with the SAXSpace system. The particle size, which is a very crucial parameter for the properties of quantum dots, was determined within a very short time.
Structural Characterization of a Mesoporous Material
A mesoporous material was studied with the SAXSpace system. Important structural parameters like pore size, degree of polydispersity, total volume fraction of the pores and arrangement of the pores were obtained.
Small Angle X-Ray Scattering with Microcrystalline Materials
SAXS is routinely used for the characterization of liquid crystalline phases. If the crystalline domains are large and the sample is very viscous the scattering is not averaged over all orientations. The RotorCell enables measuring such samples.
Quality control of pharmaceutical excipients during storage and processing
The structure of pharmaceutical excipients as a function of storage time and temperature was analyzed by small- and wide-angle X-ray scattering using the SAXSpace system.
Fast Structure Analysis of Pharmaceutical Excipients by SWAXS for Product Quality Control
The nanostructure of pharmaceutical excipients used as taste masking agents was rapidly determined for quick quality control with the SAXSpace system.
Coir fibers - SWAXS studies of structural changes induced by tensile stress
Microfibril angle in coir fibers during tensile straining was studied using the SAXSpace system operated in point collimation mode in combination with the integrated TS 600 tensile stage.
Structure Determination of Interacting Sample Systems
Evaluation of interacting (charged or concentrated) particles requires the knowledge of “form and structure factor”. The unique GIFT software allows to study samples in their original state and to determine the nanostructure of the particles.
Studying the Internal Structure of Lamellar Systems
The SAXSpace system was used to characterize nano-structured lamellae present in a surfactant sample. The internal structure (core-shell) of the lamellae could be precisely determined.
An Insight into the Structure of Surfactants
The structure of inhomogeneous (core-shell) nanoparticles was studied with the SAXSpace system. The internal structure of Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate micelles in water was determined by calculating the radial electron density profile.
Size and Size Distribution of Gold Nanoparticles by SAXS
Gold nanoparticle dispersions were measured with the SAXSpace system. SAXS proved to be a well-suited method for determining the size distribution of a binary mixture of two dispersions with very similar particle size.