Materials Science Research

Push your materials past their limits

Understand the structure, know the properties, and then explore ways to process it until you have a material that performs the way you want. The right instruments will help you take your material analysis to the next level and discover the products of tomorrow.

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DXR2xi Raman Imaging Microscope

ESCALAB XI+ X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer (XPS) Microprobe

K-Alpha X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer (XPS) System

Featured categories for materials science research

Nanotechnology focuses on smaller and smaller structures to develop next generation products. It crosses many industries and has proven to be a promising source of many new and advanced materials.

Biomaterials have been around for over 50 years, but there's never been more interest in them than today. Applications continue to abound in the medical and dental arenas, but may stray even as far as the aquaculture of pearls.

Metal permeates nearly every aspect of modern life. This makes metal and metal alloys an important focus for material scientists – if the material can be improved upon, the implications for daily living can be immense.

Researchers are engineering new polymers with novel properties (strength, lightweight, heat resistance, protection, and bioinertia) that enable new products or replace traditional materials.

Information technology has become a way of life. Adapting electronics, photonics and magnetic materials to store more information and deliver it faster can directly impact our daily lives in a significant way.

Finding new ways to provide cleaner energy and pack more power into smaller energy sources, such as batteries and solar cells, is driving the quest to advance today’s portable and renewable energy sources.

Ceramics and glass research has paved the way for products used everyday, from cooktops to fiber optics to cement. Scientists continue to discover new ways of processing these materials to drive modern advances in daily living.

Combining materials such as metals, polymers, and glass into a composite product is a fundamental field of investigation in material science research. Discoveries lead to new products that can change our lives. 

Innovative materials play essential roles in clean energy, transportation, human health, and industrial productivity. Our expertise helps refine materials imaging, analysis, and characterization. 

Thermo Scientific Avizo Software for visualizing and understanding materials science data from any imaging modalities.

Materials Analysis Compendium

Get 89 pages of application notes covering a variety of techniques to help you analyze new materials, identify product defects, measure contaminants and more:

  • FTIR spectroscopy and IR microscopy
  • Raman microscopy and imaging
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)
  • Rheology and Raman spectroscopy
  • Near Infrared and Hot Melt Extrusion (HME)

Forensics, Art restoration, Polymer chemistry, Drug delivery, etc.,

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