nanoLab

Grown crystals of fluoroapatite on a treated tooth surface (Picture taken by L. Kind, SNI Nano Image Award 2023)
Grown crystals of fluoroapatite on a treated tooth surface (Picture taken by L. Kind, SNI Nano Image Award 2023)

Contact person NanoLab: Dr. Sina Saxer & Dr. Lucy Kind

Innovative synthesis, modification & characterization of surfaces, hard and soft materials, hydrogels, vesicles, and colloids.

Choosing the appropriate material for a specific application is essential for creating successful, durable, and sustainable products. While the material properties are mostly optimal, complications often arise from its interactions at the interface with the environment. These top few nanometers interfere with the surrounding and require chemical or physical adaption, as for example a coating, induced roughness, bio-active molecules, and various other modifications.

We, at the nanoLab are experts in finding these imperfections and providing solutions! We are strongly interested to not only apply treatments, coatings etc. but also understand the physical and chemical interactions. This allows us to precisely manipulate at the nanoscale and thus find solutions with optimized performance and low environmental impact. We have a longstanding experience with applied projects and understand the industrial needs and limitation of processes. Moreover, we are interested in understanding the details and work in close collaboration with other academic institutes, University and University hospitals.

Our outstanding equipped laboratory enable us to do high quality research and gives us the flexibility needed to investigate materials of all sorts of fields, for example dental health, pharmaceuticals, food, polymers, medical implants, optics, construction materials and more. Visit our website to access a compilation of equipment, research details, and project examples.

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