The MiNaLab in SINTEF can boast of having a radiation sensor which is an exclusive and sought-after component for industries supplying advanced instruments for materials analysis. It consists of a double-sided microstructure manufactured on silicon wafers. The little device measures no more than 8 x 8 millimetres, but it takes twenty weeks to manufacture – a process which has to take place in a “super clean” environment.
Laboratory for advanced sensors
Advanced materials characterisation - Laboratory
The advanced materials characterization laboratory in Oslo develops techniques and makes use of advanced experimental facilities within the national infrastructure centers NORTEM, NICE, and NORFAB. It also employs modeling frameworks utilizing the supercomputer infrastructure in SIGMA2, as well as fundamental materials competence. This combined approach allows for determination of structure, chemistry and materials response from the atomic to millimeter scale.
NANOPV – Nanomaterials and nanotechnology for advanced photovoltaics
The NanoPV project aims at making a breakthrough step-change in photo-voltaics by the removal of a set of bottlenecks which have been identified to block the application of nanostructures for high-efficiency, low-cost solar cells. The bottlenecks arise from the present lack of up-scalable processes that can meet the needs for nano-materials in PV applications, and the lack of relevant equipment and industrial lines.
Novel sensors and automation
This is a multidisciplinary project which focuses on new sensor technologies and automation processes for sustainable food and fishing industry. Methods and tools which will be developed in this project will be used for quality control and grading of food and fish products, and automation of manual operations all along the processing line.
Advanced Energy Technologies Workshop
Advanced Energy Technologies Workshop: sponsored by the Peder Saether Center for Advanced Studies, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and SINTEF Energy Research
Laboratory for screening of catalysts and adsorbents
SINTEF has a large number of various reactors for screening of catalysts and adsorbents. SINTEF has knowledge and experience in designing and building laboratory reactors for a range of industrial processes.
Laboratory for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy
NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) spectroscopy is essential i many fields of research and science like e.g. chemistry, physics, biochemistry, and medicine. The method exploits the magnetic properties of the atomic nuclei and depending upon usage NMR methods may give information about structure, dynamics, and chemical surroundings of atoms, molecules and solid matter.