Through our work on advanced packaging solutions for sensors and electronics we aim at contributing to the introduction of instrumentation in uncharted application areas and thereby contribute to SINTEF's vision of “technology for a better society”.
Microtechnology and nanotechnology
RESEARCH, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
Micro- and nanotechnology enable us to develop new materials and miniaturized systems. By being able to measure, describe, model, control, manipulate and structure materials on the micro- and nanometer scale it is possible to develop new and improved materials and products that play a central role in solving the challenges of society. SINTEF is a major player in converting micro- and nanoscience into new products in a sustainable way.
SINTEF offers expertise along the entire value chain from primary production to product development and performance. As a result of its low weight, outstanding corrosion properties and excellent mechanical properties, aluminium is one of the most important construction materials in the world.
SINTEF is performing research on the whole battery value chain, from development of new materials for existing batteries and new battery systems to evaluation of performance and lifetime of commercial batteries for various applications. Other electrochemical energy storage systems such as supercapacitors and redox flow batteries are also areas of research.
Discovery, characterisation and production of biopharmaceuticals have been an important research area at SINTEF for more than 25 years. Main focus has been development of microbial production processes. We have established numerous methods, technologies, assays and laboratories to support this activity. Medical technology and Nanomedicine is rapidly growing research areas in SINTEF, where we focus on development of nanoparticles tailored for drug delivery, biosensors, and new solutions for therapy and diagnostics.
Catalysis is involved in 85-90 % of all chemicals production. SINTEF has extensive experience within both homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. Our projects are often directed towards understanding the operation of the catalyst and the interplay between the catalyst and its process. We work closely with partners in academia and Norwegian and international industry.
Cooling is a crucial aspect of electronics design, all the way from high-power industrial applications to personal computers. We investigate and develop ways of creating more efficient and reliable cooling systems, using magnetic nanofluids (ferrofluids).
SINTEF has advanced facilities for high throughput screening and is working with lab automation and high throughput screening in a range of projects. The robotic screening facility at SINTEF has state of the art equipment for efficient automation of assays and cultivation in microplate format. Several thousands of samples and cultures are processed per day on a regular basis in the screening facility.
Biological and biotechnological systems are often very complex, containing a large number (hundreds to thousands) of distinct chemical compounds. The use of mass spectrometry (MS) coupled to chromatographic separation (GC, LC, IC, FFF) allows for sensitive and robust quantification (ng/ml and below) of one or several selected compounds. This can be done even when the compound(s) of interest is present at very low concentration and in complex mixtures with closely related molecules. No other analytical technique can provide the same combination of sensitivity, selectivity and specificity for biological systems.
SINTEF develops solutions employing nanotechnology and materials with improved or new functionality for a very wide range of applications, but in particular within the nationally prioritized areas energy, environment, health, natural resources, ICT and biotechnology.
In order to develop materials with the necessary properties, it is important to develop a holistic understanding of the material requirements in relation to the end-product properties. We therefore offer product- and production expertise that can help our customers with their product development strategies.
Silicon radiation sensors are used for detecting ionizing particles and light. The department of Microsystems and Nanotechnology at SINTEF manufactures silicon radiation sensors adapted to customer specifications. Our services range from pure prototype development and device optimization to production processes. We offer foundry services as well as customer specific fabrication. Through in-house design and processing facilities, we offer flexibility at every level, from initial design to final detectors. At MiNaLab, we have long experience with different types of silicon radiation sensors, roughly divided into five categories.
SINTEF MiNaLab performs R&D within microsystems and nanotechnology. The focus is on silicon sensor research, prototyping and small-scale production.
Mass spectrometry - Advanced research-based analyses
We perform research-based mass spectrometric (MS) and high-throughput (HTS) analyses for SINTEF, academia and industry.
LORCENIS – Long Lasting Reinforced Concrete for Energy Infrastructure under Severe Operating Conditions
The main goal of the LORCENIS project is to develop long lasting reinforced concrete for energy infrastructures under extreme operating conditions.
FerroCool is an experimental project that will investigate ferrofluid heat transfer. It is an early step towards realizing a novel, efficient and reliable cooling concept that uses magnetic nanofluids.
CARBCOATPRO – Stimuli responsive layered double hydroxide/CARBon nanotube based COATings with multi-level corrosion PROtection
The CARBCOATPRO project aims at developing innovative multi-level protective "smart"coatings with enhanced "self-healing" active protection properties, to improve the long-term performance of metallic substrates.
Green light for plant-based food packaging
Bioplastic packaging that extends the shelf life of food and tells us when it is no longer fit to eat will result in less waste.
Launch of First European Nanomedicine Characterisation Laboratory
The project combines expertise of 9 partners in 8 countries to foster nanomedicine innovation and facilitate regulatory approval.
Creating the perfect collision
To you and me, this might look like a disaster. But Norwegian ski star Petter Northug’s car crash was actually pretty ideal. The materials in the car and guard rail acted just the way they were designed to in order to save the lives of passengers in the car.