Materials Analysis Facility

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
What the facility does

Measurement of porosity and size from nanometre to millimetre

Areas of expertise

Through a complete range of analytical techniques, the facility provides characterization of pore size distribution, particle size and potentially shape. Data collection can be improved with data analysis.

Research services
  • Dynamic light scattering
  • Small-angle X-ray scattering
  • Particle zeta-potential measurement
  • > 2 microns particle imaging and analysis
  • Nitrogen and argon, adsorption/desorption isotherms
  • Mercury porosimetry
Sectors of application
  • Chemical industries
  • Clean technology
  • Environmental technologies and related services
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
  • Manufacturing and processing
  • Mining, minerals and metals
Specialized lab Equipment Function
Material Analysis Facility Anton Paar SAXSess Small-angle X-ray scattering
  Cordouan Wallis Zeta-potential analyzer
  Cordouan Vasco-2 Dynamic light scattering
  Quantachrome PoreMaster 60 Mercury porosimetry
  Quantachrome Autosorb-IQ with cryostat N2 and Ar adsorption isotherms
  Fluid Imaging FlowCAM Particle size/shape distribution analysis