Characterisation equipment

Following characterisation equipment is available at VITO

  • Optical microscopy (OM) 
  • Sample preparation 
  • Scanning electron microscopy (FEG-SEM/EDS)
  • Electron probe micro-analysis (EPMA) 
  • X-ray diffraction (XRD) 
  • FTIR- en UV/VIS-spectrometry   
  • Photography & image processing
  • Image analysis
  • Contact & Laser profilometry 
  • Contact angle measurement 
  • (Reciprocating) ball-on-disc (BOD) & pin-on-disc (POD) testing 
  • Taber testing 
  • Scratch testing 
  • Micro-abrasion testing  
  • Conventional mechanical testing 
  • Hardness measurements
  • Fatigue testing
  • Nano-indentation  
  • Dimensional measurements 
  • Powder analysis 
  • Suspension characterisation 
  • Pore size and pore density measurements 
  • Thermal analysis (TGA) 
  • Thermal treatments 

 
Other equipment is available through partners.