Analytical Tools of the SMS Laboratory:
Development of Chromatography Methods GC, GCxGC, GC-MS, HPLC, HPLC-MS, ionic chromatography, and Supercritical Fluid Chromatography. Capillary Column Filling. Design of new chromatography stationnary phases
Powder, single crystal analyses and in-situ analyses of suspensions by X-ray diffraction: Crystal Phase Identification, Monitoring of Phase Transition, Structure Determination by Powder or Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction
Study of Thermal Behaviors of Materials over a wide range of temperature (-170 to 1200 °C) by DSC, TG-DSC-MS, microscopy coupling: Tg measurement, Phase Transition Temperature (melting, recrystallization, solid-solid), Evaluation of Thermal Stability, Analysis of Hydrates and Solvates
Monitoring Mass Variations of a sample placed in a cell, regulated in Temperature and Partial Pressure of Solvent. The analysis of the data enables Thermodynamic and Kinetic interpretation of Solid Phase Stability within the tested range of conditions
Optical and Electronic Microscopy Observations: Visualization and Monitoring of Crystallization Processes, Observation of the Thermal Behavior of the Samples, Morphological Analyses, Study of the formation of Crystal Defects
Crystallization of organic and/or inorganic Compounds: in Solution (from mL to L), Continuous, via Spray-Drying, Spin-Coating. Sample Preparation: High Energy Milling, Sublimation, under Regulated Atmosphere.