Dedicated In-House Analytical Team

Access to good data is essential. It is particularly important across the spectrum of activities required when designing, scaling and manufacturing nanomaterials.  Most nanomaterial companies outsource this critical operation due to the high cost of equipment, ongoing maintenance and experienced personnel. Outsourcing can add up to higher costs for customers and extended cycle times – leading to a longer commercialization schedule.  This is not the case when you partner with Cerion.

Cerion Nanomaterials is recognized for its dedication to innovation and quality in the industry. Our commitment to excellence extends across every facet of our business, and this includes our comprehensive suite of characterization capabilities. Guided by a team of analytical chemists, we ensure that our nanomaterials not only meet but exceed the highest standards of precision and reliability.

Our Commitment to Quality & Trustworthiness

We emphasize quality through our compliance with ISO 17025. This globally acknowledged standard establishes the framework for consistent and trustworthy operations within testing laboratories, guaranteeing the accuracy and dependability of results. By adhering to this standard, we showcase our unwavering pledge to consistently produce data of the utmost quality and accuracy upon which our customers can confidently rely.

Streamlining Nanomaterial R&D and Optimization

When Cerion Nanomaterials undertakes the design of nanomaterials for a client, our in-house analytical labs play an indispensable role in streamlining the R&D process. By seamlessly integrating synthesis, characterization, and analysis, our scientists can swiftly fine-tune synthesis parameters using near real-time data. This not only facilitates rapid feedback but also fosters optimization to enhance material properties or drive down production costs. Beyond the immediacy and cost-effectiveness, our analytical capability provides a distinct advantage in offering customized analytical procedures, allowing us to tailor techniques to generate the most pertinent data for each customer’s material.

Precision & Efficiency During Nanomaterial Scale-Up

When scaling up nanomaterials, the role of Cerion Nanomaterials’ in-house analytical labs becomes even more pivotal. Ensuring consistency and quality at larger production scales requires a precise analytical approach. Our analytical labs empower our chemical engineering teams to make swift adjustments to our scale-up process based on near real-time data. This quick feedback loop is essential in ensuring that each batch of nanomaterial aligns with the set quality parameters. Furthermore, as we navigate the scale-up process, the ability to fine-tune and optimize processes becomes invaluable, both for maintaining material properties and for achieving cost efficiencies.

Consistent Quality & Improved Economics During Manufacturing

By identifying and rectifying any issues early in the production cycle, we avoid delays and ensure that products consistently meet the required specifications. One of the notable advantages of operating in-house analytical labs is the potential for faster release times for finished products.  Moreover, this efficiency in production translates into improved just-in-time delivery for customers, significantly reducing their need for excess inventory and optimizing their working capital management.

An abridged list of our analytical capabilities are:

  • Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) Surface Area and Porosity Analysis
  • 4-Point-Probe Sheet Resistance
  • Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy
  • Dilatometry
  • Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS)
  • Gas Chromatography (GC)
  • Vickers Hardness Testing
  • Helium Pycnometry
  • High Temperature Simultaneous Thermal Analysis using Thermogravimetry (TGA) and Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA)
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy (ICP-AES/MS)
  • Scanning Electron Microscope with Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (SEM-EDS)
  • Static Light Scattering (SLS)
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
  • UV-Vis Spectroscopy
  • Viscometry
  • X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)
  • X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)
  • Zeta Potential
  • Carbon Sulfur Analysis
  • Microwave Digestion Capabilities
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