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Laboratory analysis

Efesto performs a wide range of analyses

There is no better way to optimize time and costs

Efesto collaborates with a large network of laboratories, and thanks to this it is able to carry out almost any type of measurement or analysis. Even, if the requested analysis is one of the rare types that cannot be carried out within the network, Efesto is able to quickly find a subject able can provide it.

It is extremely convenient to contact Efesto for analyses that are not managed internally:

  • Efesto is able to identify the type of analysis that can best answer the question
  • resources are not wasted in analysis which are useful only in appearance
  • you can access any type of analysis, even the less common ones
  • the times for sending the results are reduced to a minimum

Analysis is only part of the problem, Efesto also helps for everything else

Efesto proposes a new model for carrying out analyses. The company relies on a very large network of laboratories, for the most part located in academic structures, to perform any type of measurement in the best way. This allows to entrust the analysis from time to time to the laboratory with the best specific skills for the type of sample considered.

When an analysis is required, it is always to answer a bigger question. Unlike conventional analytical laboratories, Efesto has highly trained experts who are able to answer questions much broader than a single analysis.

The interpretation of the result put in relation with other elements, is an operation that, to give effective results, requires specialized knowledge and skills, much higher than those of a laboratory technician.

How to request an analysis from Efesto

After contacting us, a short videoconference meeting will be scheduled to discuss the reasons that led to the request  and the expected results. Based on what emerges during the meeting, a cost estimate for the required analyses will be proposed .

Upon acceptance, the customer will send the samples to be tested according to the agreed methods. The results will be announced as soon as available, and will be discussed together with the Efesto team in a second meeting.

Le timing

Timing depends on the type and number of analyses required, typically the result is sent within two weeks of receiving the samples.

The first meeting with Efesto is scheduled as soon as possible, from the day of the first contact. Efesto identifies all the partners able to carry out the analyses, and selects those who offer the best conditions. Another advantage of choosing Efesto is that the best supplier is selected from time to time, even in terms of timing.

Simple analyses, managed with benchtop instrumentation, often are concluded before the end of the two weeks. Conversely, complex analyses may take longer. The expected times are always communicated at the time of transmission of the cost estimate.

Most requested analysis

SEM

Scanning Electron Microscopy, allows you to observe samples with resolutions up to about 30 nm

EDX

Elemental analysis technique coupled to SEM

XRD

X-ray diffraction, allows to distinguish the crystalline phases in a sample

FT-IR

Infrared analysis: a very flexible technique that allows to obtain information on samples in any state

GC

Gas chromatography: quantitative analysis technique to identify the composition of gas mixtures

XPS

Similar to the more widespread XRF, it allows to analyze the composition of a sample at an exceptional level of detail, also identifying the oxidation state of the atoms

DSC, TGA

Conventional techniques of thermal analysis of samples with degradation temperatures below 500 ° C

Isotherms

Various types of techniques that investigate the porosity within materials

ICP-MS

Destructive analysis, which allows to obtain the elemental composition of a sample with very high accuracy

NMR

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: typical of organic chemistry and used on samples containing mainly carbon and hydrogen, it gives information on the structure of the molecules

Mass spectroscopy

Investigation of the weights of the molecules that make up the sample. The results allow us to understand which molecules are present.

UV-visible

Spectroscopic analysis that identifies the composition of samples mainly in liquid form

Case studies

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