Equipment

The PSCM laboratories and instruments are available to all ESRF and ILL soft matter users to whom beam time has been allocated through the appropriate ESRF or ILL peer‐review procedures.
The PSCM facilities allow users to prepare and characterise samples during their beamtimes and facilitate the performance of complementary measurements on site. Users who wish to use the facility in conjunction with neutrons or synchrotron radiation measurements should indicate this wish in their beamtime proposals. Exploitation of the PSCM labs outside official beamtime dates can be granted in the context of full partnership agreements or specific scientific collaborations. The PSCM labs are also made permanently accessible to onsite ESRF/ILL staff members developing their in-house research projects.

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Optical and atomic force microscopy
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AFM-Cypher S Asylum Research
Thanks to its built-in features, the Cypher-S provides significant easiness of use and performance benefits for ima...
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AFM-MFP3D Asylum Research
The MFP-3D is ideal for many applications including physics, material science, polymer science, chemistry, nanolith...
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AFM-Veeco Dimension 3100
Beeing logic and built in a simple geometry, it is able to do measurements in samples that are heavy and more than ...
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Microscope Olympus BX50
The BX50 is an upright microscope used for brightfield and polarizing microscopy. This transmission microscope is e...
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Microscope Olympus BX61
Thanks to the 3 different light sources and the filters and analysers mounted, the BX61 is a very versatile microsc...
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Optical spectroscopy
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UV-VIS V-630 Spectrophotometer, Jasco
Characteristics:V-630 Jasco Double-beam spectrophotometer with single monochromator Silicon photodiod...
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UV-Visible Nanodrop Spectrophotometer
The Nanodrop is a compact, stand-alone UV-Visible spectrophotometer for micro volume analysis of purified nucleic a...
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FT/IR-4600 (Jasco)
The FT/IR-4600 is an entry level Mid-IR optical bench (7800 to 350 cm-1), but it still has a range of features that...
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Calorimetry, Volumetry, and Thermal analysis
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Differential Scanning Calorimeter DSC-131
DSC-131Crucibles designed to ensure good thermal transfer between the sample and the sensor – Alumina, Aluminum (...
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Differential Scanning Calorimeter MC-DSC TA
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Perkin Elmer Pyris Diamond TG/DT Analyser
The Perkin Elmer Pyris Diamond TG (Thermogravimetric)/DT (Differential Thermal) analyzer is used to determine the w...
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Density Meter: DMA 4500 M, Anton-Paar
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Density and Sound Velocity Meter: DSA 5000 M, Anton-Paar
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Light scattering
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ALV CGS-3 Static & Dynamic Light Scattering
The ALV CGS-3 Compact Goniometer System (ALV GmbH, Langen, FRG) allows for a simultaneous measurement of static and...
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Malvern ZS90
The Zetasizer Nano Z is the perfect system for measuring zeta potential and electrophoretic mobility of colloids an...
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Differential refractometer SLS-Systemtechnick
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Cordouan ex situ DLS
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Liquid interfaces
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Beaglehole Picometer Light Ellipsometer
A Beaglehole Picometer Light ellipsometer is optimised for interfacial characterisation at the air/liquid and air/s...
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Brewster Angle Microscope (BAM) EP3
The Accurion EP3-BAM is used to image thin films on solid or liquid substrates. To obtain image contrast, the BAM u...
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Brewster Angle Microscope Nanofilm EP3
The BAM utilizes the fact that when p-polarized light is guided towards an air-water interface, no reflection occur...
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Contact Angle Measuring Instrument DS114, Krüss
The drops are generated with a reproducibility of 0.3 microliter and placed on the sample at the touch of a finger....
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Krüss K11 Tensiometer
Fully automatic determination of surface and interfacial tension for routine measurements in laboratory and quality...
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Langmuir Trough NIMA 1212D
Nima Langmuir trough 1212D used for the preparation of layers on solid substrates from insoluble amphiphilic molecu...
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Langmuir Trough NIMA 611
Nima 611 Langmuir trough used for the preparation of layers on solid substrates from insoluble amphiphilic molecule...
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Langmuir trough KIBRON G1
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Langmuir trough NIMA 721BAM
Nima Langmuir trough 712BAM used for the preparation of molecular layers on water surfaces from insoluble amphiphil...
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Solid Interfaces
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Beaglehole Picometer Light Ellipsometer
A Beaglehole Picometer Light ellipsometer is optimised for interfacial characterisation at the air/liquid and air/s...
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Quartz Crystal Microbalance Q-Sense E4
The QCM is a mass sensing device with the ability to measure very small masses changes on a quartz crystal resonato...
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Spin Coater Delta6 SUSS MicroTec
Delta6 RC Spin Coater from SUSS MicroTec used to coat solid substrates with polymer or lipid films. Adaptors avail...
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SpinCoater Layres ES-650MZ
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Ellipsometer for Solids
This is an "home made" ellipsometer by Patrice Ballet at the University Joseph Fourier (Grenoble). The principle...
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UV-Ozone cleaner
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Plasma cleaner
The Plasma Cleaner serves as an excellent tool for surface cleaning, surface preparation and surface modification. ...
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Rheology
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Rheometer Haake Mars II from Thermo Fischer Scientific
This instrument allows the rheological characterization of the flow behaviour and viscoelastic properties of comple...
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Physica MCR 501 Rheometer (Anton Paar)
The Anton Paar Physica MCR 501 rheometer allows on line (SANS and reflectometry beam line) and off line rheological...
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Other
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HPLC Pump for Lipid Extraction
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Time-Domain NMR - minispec mq20 (Brucker)
Low resolution 20 MHz 1H NMR with gradient unit for the measurement of selfdiffusion coefficients....
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