LMA

Industrial Users

  Industrial Users

 
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LMA offers its instruments and support to different industrial sectors. Please, see the extensive list below of representative industrial sectors for which we routinely perform a variety of microscopic and analytical services.

 

Biotechnology, Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Characterization of functionalized nanoparticles.
  • Characterization of different types of biomaterials and biological samples.
  • Characterization of the plasmonic behavior for optical applications in biotechnology.
  • Contamination and particle identification. Particle sizing. Surface and interface analysis.
  • Chemical composition and structure of C/N/O based samples.
  • Shape memory alloys: brackets for dental and stents for medical applications.
Chemical Industry:
  • Characterization of new materials.
  • Contaminant particle identification.
  • Characterization of nanopaints, adhesives and general coatings for a wide variety of industrial applications.
  • Characterization of thin films and surface coatings.
  • Microstructural characterization of Ag-based and other metallorganic nanoparticles.
Plastic and Polymer Industry:
  • Characterization of new polymer nanocomposites.
  • Characterization of polymeric fibers with micro and nanoencapsulation.
ICT and Electronic:
  • Design and development of MEMS and NEMS (Micro and Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems).
  • Micro-and nanofabrication using optical lithography and focused beam of electrons and ions in clean room.
  • Characterization of new systems based on magnetoresistance.
  • Solar cells: characterization of the different layers and interfaces.
  • Surface characterization of CMOS devices fabricated by optical lithography techniques.
  • Analysis of defective parts in radiocomunication equipment.
  • Engineering of functional nanostructures by atomic manipulation.
Textile & Footwear:
  • Characterization of capsules incorporating vitamin E and other additives to be used in textile industry.
  • Characterization of new nanomaterials to produce fibers with advanced properties.
  • Chemical composition analysis of production samples with different results in quality tests.
Nanohealth and Safety:
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  • Characterization of nanoparticle dispersions and aerosols in controlled environments.
  • Monitoring of nanomaterial behavior in occupational settings.
  • Characterization of nanoparticles as bactericide agents.
Food Industry:
  • Characterization of nanoparticles for animal feed and drinking water additives.
  • Fresh and processed food microscopy analysis.
Smart Systems
  • R&D in new concepts of intelligent systems based on sensors–actuators, industrial application of the thermoelectricity and spintronics or new generation and energy transfer methods.
Metallurgy
  • Evaluation of cleaning processes and their production parameters in Zn-coated steel samples.
  • Analysis of metallic pieces after different soldering processes.
  • Optimization of process parameters of a Si-coating line for steel pieces.
New materials
  • Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) and their potential applications in gas storage, gas purification or heterogeneous catalysis.
  • Graphene and Nanotubes and their potential applications in medicine, electronics, plasmonics, energy, etc.
  • Characterization of graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide samples.
  • Evaluating the quality (contaminants, chemical structure, homogeneity) of graphene-like based samples.
  • Epoxy nanocomposites for sensors, energy or medicine applications.
Automotive Industry
  • Characterization of nanocomposites involved in giant magnetoresistance sensors for automobile brakes.
  • Looking for the origin of different soldering behavior in production samples.
  • Chemical Characterization of surfaces in metallic samples.
Energy:
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  • Analysis of contamination in pipes.
  • Analysis of size, morphology and chemical composition of graphene and materials composed of graphene particles by SEM.
Home Appliances Industry:
  • Characterization of materials and nanostructuration of surfaces.
  • Chemical characterization of samples to evaluate cleaning processes.
  • Analysis of injection molded polymers and their additives.
Hi-Tec Sports
  • Comparing and Evaluating compositional and structural chemical differences in polymeric samples.
Corrective lenses Industry
  • Structural and compositional nanocharacterization of optical lenses.