Advanced Materials Analytics

Advanced Materials Analytics is a specialized laboratory focused on the analysis of nanomaterials. We make the unique analytic infrastructure and highly qualified staff of Palacký University OIomouc available for commercial partners.

Advanced Materials Analytics provides analytic services to a dozen of partners around the world, especially in the pharmaceutical industry. We also manufacture and provide our partners with specific nanomaterials, such as magnetic nanoparticles for RNA isolation, etc.

OUR services

Measurement

We use the most modern instruments not only for scientific research, but we make them available also for commercial analysis.

Consultancy

In the area of research and development of nanomaterials we belong to the leaders in the world. Thanks to us, you will always have access to the latest knowledge.

R&D

We are ready to solve not only our scientific intentions, but also research challenges motivated by the specific needs of our clients.

Analytical techniques

Mössbauer spectroscopy

Mössbauer spectroscopy provides the information about local surroundings of probed iron atoms. By the interpretation of Mössbauer spectra and its hyperfine Mössbauer parameters we can estimate the valence state, oxidation state, spin state, magnetic state of prepared samples.


Vibrating Sample Magnetometry

The magnetic measurements provide information about superparamagnetic and blocked state of as prepared magnetic nanoparticles. By the analysis of ZFC-FC curves we can extract the value of blocking temperature and predict the mutual magnetic interactions between the nanoparticles. The hysteresis loops interpretation and hysteresis parameters support the data retrieved from ZFC-FC measurements and confirm the magnetic nature of samples.


Electron Paramagnetic resonance

Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) is an outstanding technique to probe/study unpaired electron and radical centers in materials. Detecting and investigating these paramagnetic species is essential for wide range of potential applications. EPR spectra signifies the spin state, which is dependent on the type of ligand and their geometry such as tetrahedral, octahedral etc.


X-ray diffraction

X-ray powder diffraction is universal technique for characterization/identification of powder materials. This method is a powerful tool which provides information concerning phase composition (identification of crystalline phases, quantification of crystalline phases), structural analysis of powder samples, determination of crystallinity (MCL, mean X-ray coherence length), and determination of content of amorphous component.


Transmission electron microscopy

Transmission electron microscopy enables direct observation of the specimen under near native conditions. The specimen does not undergo any chemical treatment and the data present direct observation of the sample immobilized in the solution of interest.