Particle Characterization

Address: Research Drive STE 39, Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA
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XiGo Nanotools particle technology measures the particle liquid interface of suspensions without dilution, providing a sensitive tool for research and development as well as quality assurance.

You don’t have to be a “nanotechnologist” in order to generate meaningful results. Our software is designed so that measurements can be performed with little operator training, making our technology accessible to R&D and QC/QA/in-Process applications.

Xigo’s patented technology is based on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and, although small in size, functions as a portable NMR machine, capable of a wide range of standard NMR tests in addition to surface area measurements.

Xigo seeks to provide devices that help scientists, researchers and corporations improve the performance of nanomaterials ushering the transition of these materials from the research laboratory to commercial applications.

Business Website Address: www.xigonanotools.com
Address: 3880 Park Avenue, Edison, NJ 08820-3097, USA
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The HORIBA Group of worldwide companies provides an extensive array of instruments and systems for applications ranging from automotive R&D, process and environmental monitoring, in-vitro medical diagnostics, semiconductor manufacturing and metrology, to a broad range of scientific R&D and QC measurements. Proven quality and trustworthy performance have established widespread confidence in the HORIBA Brand.

HORIBA International Corporation (HIC) commands successful leadership spanning North and South America with operations positioned coast-to-coast, including Canada and Brazil. HIC, financial holding company for all Americas-region entities, continues to experience active growth while implementing the sharing of corporate resources. Exemplifying a unified contribution to global environmental conservation, HORIBA continues its spirited commitment to society.

Science Applications include:
Atomic Emission Spectroscopy
Detectors-CCD, PDA, InGaAs
Gratings
Elemental Analyzers
Ellipsometers
Fluorescence Spectroscopy
Forensics
Glow Discharge
Microanalysis

Materials Characterization
Raman Microscopy
Photoluminescence
Fluorescence
Particle Characterization
Micro-XRF
Plasma Profiling TOFMS

Business Website Address: www.horiba.com
Address: 374 Pulaski Highway, Goshen, NY 10924, USA
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Founded in 1996 as the exclusive North American agent for SI Analytics, a Xylem Company, Lab Synergy has grown into the leading world supplier of analysis and measurement equipment. We are proud to be the global applications-based solutions provider of high-end scientific lab equipment from the industry’s top European manufacturers.
Our philosophy is simple: to provide multiple solutions to the same end user by representing manufacturers with synergistic laboratory equipment. You will see that many of our product lines are compatible with each other, providing more comprehensive analysis abilities that streamline and simplify your work process.
We don’t just sell you equipment. Our experienced staff provides extensive technical consultation prior to any sale to make sure you purchase the lab equipment that will best serve your needs. We are also here for you after the sale, providing instrumentation repair and fulfilling service contracts.
Our products are relied on by professionals across a broad spectrum of industries, including: food and feed, agricultural, environmental, water and waste water, pharmaceutical, oil and petroleum, academia, cosmetics, plastics and polymers, government laboratories, specialty chemicals, bakeries and mills, nuclear facilities, civil engineering, asphalt and concrete, textiles, and other industrial laboratories.

Products include:
Elemental Analysis
Polymer Viscosity
Milling & Grinding
Particle Size
Dividing & Feeding
Lab Meters
Spectroscopy

Business Website Address: www.labsynergy.com
Address: 65 Liberty St., Metuchen, NJ 08840, USA
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SPEX® SamplePrep was founded in 1954 to provide superior sample preparation equipment and supplies for spectroscopists. Our equipment is used to prepare samples for a wide range of analytical technologies including XRF, ICP, GCMS and PCR. Other applications include Particle Size Reduction, Cryogenic Grinding and Pressing & Pelletizing. Our goals for our customer’s sample preparation is to increase throughput, ensure reproducibility and to minimise cross contamination.

Products include:
Mixing & Blending
Grinding & Pulverizing
Pressing &b Pelletizing
Borate Fusion

Fields of Application include:
Glass & Ceramics
Cement, Slag & Fly Ash
Materials Science
Polymers
Catalysts
Nanotechnology

Business Website Address: http://www.spexsampleprep.com
Ansgtrom Scientific, Ramsey NJ, USA
Address: PO Box 663, Ramsey, NJ 07446, USA
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Angstrom Scientific Inc. is a distributor and manufacturer’s representative, focused on providing characterization solutions to the nanotech marketplace in the Americas. Companies represented:

BioNavis:
Provides surface analysis solutions in a number of key application areas.

DEBEN:
Deben manufactures innovative accessories for SEM’s and TEM’s, along with a large range of in-situ tensile testing stages for use with Optical Microscopes, X-Ray CT and XRD systems.

DENSsolutions:
DENSsolution is a leading supplier of top quality sample management solutions to enable atomic resolution, dynamic in-situ electron microscopy.

Encapsulix:
Encapsulix addresses the geometric scaling of critical Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) requirements for industrial & microelectronic devices and films. Initial process focus is in thin Al2O3, TiO2 and ZnO specifically for encapsulation and barrier coatings.

Hitachi Nanotechnology Systems Division:
Hitachi Nanotechnology Systems Division (NSD) supportscustomers with a wide range of instrumentation, including scanning electron microscopy (SEM), analytical and biological transmission electron microscopy (TEM), dedicated STEM, Focused Ion Beam (FIB), tabletop microscopes, and microanalysis sample preparation systems.

Jordan Valley:
Jordan Valley Semiconductors Ltd. provides metrology solutions for thin films based on novel, rapid, non-contacting and non-destructive X-ray technology.

Kleindiek Nanotechnik
Kleindiek Nanotechnik offers a new level of precision in manipulation, probing, and characterization of nano-materials and semiconductors

Mel-build:
Mel-Build provides a wide verity of specialized holders for Transmission Electron Microscopes.

Microtrac:
Microtrac strives to provide the materials characterization world with innovative, reliable, and repeatable particle size, particle shape, particle charge, and surface area analysis instrumentation.

XEI Scientific:
XEI Scientific, Inc.provides an effective way to gently clean scanning electron microscopes (SEMs), focused ion beams (FIBs) and other vacuum systems.

Business Website Address: www.angstrom.us
Freeman Technology, Wayne PA, USA
Address: PO BOX 2022, Southeastern, Wayne, PA 19399, USA
Short Business Description: Freeman Technology provides systems that measure powder flow properties, underpinning process and product understanding, supporting the optimisation of powder processes.
Long Business Description:

Freeman Technology specialises in systems for measuring the flow properties of powders and has over 15 years’ experience in powder flow and powder characterisation. The company invests significantly in R&D and applications development, and provides detailed know-how to support its range of products. Expert teams guide and support users around the world in addressing their individual powder challenges, focusing on delivering the most relevant information for the process. The result is world-leading solutions for understanding powder behaviour – in development, formulation, scale-up, processing, quality control, or anywhere that powders have a role.

Freeman Technology’s solutions include the FT4 Powder Rheometer®, a uniquely universal powder tester, and the Uniaxial Powder Tester, a complementary tool for quick and robust powder assessment. Systems are installed around the world in the chemical, pharmaceutical, toners, foods, powder coatings, metals, ceramics, cosmetics, and many other industries. They deliver data that maximise process and product understanding, accelerating R&D and formulation towards successful commercialisation, and supporting the long term optimisation of powder processes.

Freeman Technology is also the global distributor for Lenterra sensor instrumentation which provides in-line, real-time flow measurement solutions to enhance process understanding, and improve manufacturing efficiency and quality.

The company was founded in 1989 as a developer of automated testing systems for materials characterisation, and has focused exclusively on powders since the late 1990s. The company’s R&D, manufacturing and commercial headquarters are in Gloucestershire, UK, with operations in the USA and China, and distribution partners in key global territories.

In 2007 the company received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation and in 2012 the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.

Business Website Address: www.freemantech.co.uk
Business Phone or Fax: +1 718 358 2058
Address: 85 Bolton Street, Cambridge, MA 02140, USA
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Izon Science designs and manufactures precision instrumentation for nano- and micro-scale particle analysis. The instruments are now in use in a wide range of research institutes and universities around the world.

The basis of Izon’s instrumentation is a unique, dynamically tunable nanopore technology platform which utilises a technology called Tunable Resistive Pulse Sensing (TRPS). This technology platform is world-leading in offering an affordable, robust and highly flexible technology for real-time detection, quantitation and characterisation of individual particles at the nanoscale, across a wide range of applications.

TRPS offers a unique alternative to the existing laser-based technologies available on the market. It offers applications not previously available to researchers and at a fraction of the cost of the incumbent technologies.

Tunable Resistive Pulse Sensing (TRPS) technology enables measurements of nanoparticles suspended in electrolytes, as opposed to the estimates provided by light scattering techniques. A scientific measurement must be quantifiable and reproducible, delivering as a minimum:

1. The concentration of particles in the fluid as a number of particles per unit volume of fluid, across a specified detectable particle size range.
2. An accurate size distribution of these particles ideally plotted as a histogram of concentration vs particle diameter (or volume).

TRPS is the only technology that delivers these fundamental requirements, and in addition can measure the surface charge of individual nanoparticles.

Business Website Address: http://www.izon.com
Address: 348 Circuit Street, Hanover, MA 02339, USA
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Sturtevant, Inc. is the leading family-owned manufacturer of material processing equipment including its patented Micronizer® jet mill which produces sub-micron sized particles, Powderizer® an air-swept impact mill with integral classifier, Simpactor® and Infestroyer, centrifugal, pin-type impact mills and three types of high performance air classifiers that separate fine and coarse particles with precision and accuracy.

Business Website Address: www.sturtevantinc.com/
Business Phone or Fax: Fax: 781-829-6515
Address: 22 W. 38th Street, New York, NY 10018-6262, USA
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NanoMaterials Ltd. (Apnano) was established in 2002 and after its acquisition in 2013 became a fully owned subsidiary of the leading American company Nanotech Industrial Solutions, Inc. (NIS). NanoMaterials specializes in development and production of inorganic, multi-layered nanofullerenes and nanotubes, based on exclusively patented platform technology developed at the Weizmann Institute of Science.
These tungsten disulfide (WS2) based nanomaterials opened up new possibilities for developing extreme performance lubricants, coatings and polymer composites. The composition and morphology of these materials create a unique mechanism of friction-induced tribofilm release. The exfoliated nanoparticles attach to working-surfaces, fill in wear crevices and coat working surfaces with a continuous super-lubrication layer. This “surface reconditioning” effect was instrumental in the successful development of NIS’s Corp, award winning NanoLub® family of Extreme Pressure (EP) Anti-Wear (AW) and Anti-Friction (AF) lubrication additives. The Company’s R&D department is involved in extensive research and testing for additional WS2 based applications in the field of lubricants, coatings and polymer composites for such industries as defense, mining and metalworking.

NanoMaterials’ inorganic nano-particles can be incorporated into polymer matrices to increase their strength and fracture toughness, and enhance their tribological and thermal properties.
NanoMaterials’ multi-layered WS? nano-particles tackle one of the key problems of carbon nano-tubes, which is high rates of defects and agglomeration that translate to problematic dispersability.

Business Website Address: http://www.apnano.com/
Address: 19, Forest Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456, USA
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Hielscher Ultrasonics specializes in the design and manufacturing of high power ultrasonic homogenizers for lab, bench-top and production level. Ultrasonic power is an effective and energy-efficient means to apply high shear and intense stress to liquids, powder/liquid mixtures and slurries. This makes it a strong alternative to high shear mixers, high pressure homogenizers and agitated bead mills.Hielscher ultrasonic devices are in use worldwide as laboratory mixers, high shear mixing equipment, full-size in-line homogenizers or particle mills. The applications span mixing, dispersing, particle size reduction, extraction and chemical reactions.

Hielscher ultrasonic devices are used in the synthesis of nanomaterials as well as in the formulation of compounds and composites containing nanomaterials. This includes the use of ultrasonics during precipitation and the deagglomeration of nano-size materials, like metal oxides or carbon nanotubes.

Ultrasound is used in the formulation of paints and coatings for: emulsification of polymers dispersing and fine milling of pigments size reduction of .

Ultrasonic cleaning is an environmentally friendly alternative for the cleaning of continuous materials, such as wire and cable, tape or tubes. The effect of the cavitation generated by the ultrasonic power removes lubrication residues like oil or grease, soaps, stearates or dust.

Business Website Address: http://www.hielscher.com/lab.htm