CILAS has recently provided the University of Orléans with two nanoparticles size analyzer instruments: the NANO DS and the SAFEAIR, for a new scientific platform called NANOSYNTHESE.
NANOSYNTHESE, is a collaborative project with the University of Orléans, the CEA (the Atomic Energy Commission), and CILAS. The platform is equipped with production means for nanopowders, nanocomposite powders and nanostructered coating. This platform will meet the needs of partners in terms of synthesis of new materials and implementation of nanoparticle size analyzer instruments.
The Nano DS is the first particle size analyzer using both dynamic light scattering DLS and static light scattering SLS.
This innovating technology gives preciseness and exceptional repeatability from 0.3nm to 10 micron.
The SAFEAIR measures the concentration of ultra small particles and nanoparticles in the air and their elemental chemical speciation in real time.
It controls and therefore limits the exposure of staff to nanoparticles by inhalation thanks to the LIBS technology (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy), which uses a laser developed by CILAS.
The applications aimed by the platform are:
- High-tech mechanics for aeronautics and car industry
- Optics devices for laser applications
- Formulations for cosmetics and well-being
- Advanced technologies for energy (nuclear, photovoltaic, batteries, PAC, high temperature electrolysis).