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Business / Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

Nanoparticle testing

The development of products for industry involves a great deal of scientific knowledge. Particles and powders are an important part of these products. Whether it is medicines, personal care products, food or building materials, the basis is formed by the smallest particles. And because all particles have different properties and effects, research is needed into them. This is what we do at Solids Solutions. We are experts in the field of particle and powder technology and can help you when you get stuck in the development of a specific product.

Solids Solutions nanoparticle research

Nanoparticles are particles with a size between 1 and 100 nanometres. One nanoparticle can therefore differ significantly in size from another. To calculate the exact size of (nano)particles, we use different methods and techniques in the Solids Solutions laboratory. Other particle properties can also be determined with these. We choose the right method according to the information to be obtained from the nanoparticle testing.

BET surface analysis of nanoparticles

The BET surface area of nanoparticles can also be calculated. In a BET surface area analysis of nanoparticles, an inert gas is used that is adsorbed onto the surface of a solid. In most cases, nitrogen is used, but with certain substances other types of gas are needed for the desired effect. The specific surface area of a substance can be measured by monolayer formation of gas molecules on the surface of the material. Information on pore volume and pore size distribution can be obtained by capillary condensation of nitrogen.

Advice on product development

Are you stuck in the development process of a specific product? Then you can contact Solids Solutions. We will investigate where the problem lies and how it can be solved. We are also happy to advise you if you have any questions.