CTP GmbH offers a wide range of professional and comprehensive equipment on analytical instruments and methods
- Scanning electron microscopy
SEM (Zeiss EVO MA10) used for images concerning surface topography and further atomic number contrast images. Available at high and low level vacuum. Bruker XFlash 5030 is an extension of the system and allows the application of energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX, micro probe) for the non-destructive analysis of surfaces.
- Conventional light microscopy
Bresser Advanced ICD and MicroCam 1.3 for stereo-microscopic pictures in the incident and transmitted light.
- Infrared spectroscopy
FT-IR spectroscopy with the IR microscope (Varian Excalibur MX 3100 and UMA 600) for the measurement of surfaces, as well as liquids and solids.
- UV-VIS spectroscopy / photometry
Hach Lange CADAS 50 for the measurement of absorption spectra and reaction kinetic studies.
- Liquid chromatography
HPLC (high performance liquid chromatograph) Agilent 1100 with DAD (diode array detector) and RID (refractive index detector) suitable for common applications of liquid chromatography, as well as GFC (gel filtration chromatography) for the analysis of the molecular size distribution in polymers.
- Gas chromatography / mass spectrometry
GC/MS (Varian 3900 with Saturn 2100) for the analytical examination of liquid samples and gaseous phase of samples (headspace) on their composition.
- Simultaneous thermal analysis (STA)
Seiko EXSTAR TG/DTA 6300 opens up the field for applications of thermogravimetric analysis (TG) and differential thermal analysis (DTA).
The instrumental procedures are supplemented by classical analytical techniques such as thin-layer chromatography (TLC), as well as wet chemical qualitative and quantitative test methods.