Microstructure & Porosimetry Testing

Surfer Thermo Scientific™

Specific surface area and pore volume — pore size distributions are important parameters for the characterization of porous materials as they are directly related to their capacity to react with or dissolve in other substances. Surfer is suitable for any application requiring the characterization of very small pore size, in the range of meso and micro pores. Most common applications are relevant to adsorbent substances like activated carbon and zeolites, but also any type of sample where it is necessary to know the specific surface area and pore dimensions (like alumina, silica, metal supported catalysts, pigments, pharmaceutical powders, etc.). 

Pycnomatic ATC Thermo Scientific™

Take advantage of the Pycnomatic ATC, featuring a built in multi-volume capability to match the widest number of applications with best accuracy and repeatability. In volumetric apparatuses the reliability in measuring density is also related to the available amount of sample. Depending on the material, user can choose up to five different volume configurations with the Pycnomatic, ranging from 4 to 100 nominal cc capacity sample cells. In addition, up to three different calibrated reference volumes are automatically selected to provide the best accuracy according to the sample volume in use. Pycnomatic is suitable to test any type of powder or solid like cements, pharmaceuticals, soils and rocks, polymers and foams,ceramics and pigments.

Pascal Mercury Porosimeters Thermo Scientific™

Investigate the porous structure of solid samples quantitatively with mercury porosimetry analysis. Thermo Scientific™ Pascal Mercury Porosimeters provide reliable information about pore size/volume distribution, particle size distribution, bulk (envelope) density and specific surface for most porous solids using Pressurization by Automatic Speed-up and Continuous Adjustment Logic, Pascal.