MATERIAL
ANALYSIS

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FOR GEOLOGY, INDUSTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

 

SpectraLab is an academic spin-off of the University of Turin which offers a wide range of services in the advanced characterization of inorganic materials, through a multidisciplinary, multi-technique approach.

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Our services include: chemical and mineralogical analysis of materials, characterization and synthesis of inorganic compounds, training courses, short-classes and workshops for schools and scientific consulting activities.

Laboratory services and research support in the geomaterial industry

​SpectraLab brings together the know-how of researchers and specialists in different fields to develop scientific projects and offer expertise in each phase of the process.

OUR SERVICES

We provide our customers with analysis, research and consulting services for environment sciences and for industries.

Our multidisciplinary team will guide you through different areas of consultancy and design, being a reference for companies and professionals.

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We perform advanced characterization of natural geomaterials (minerals, rocks, precious and semiprecious stones), industrial materials (concrete, cement, mortar, plaster) and raw materials (natural or synthetic).

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ANALYSIS: ENVIRONMENT

PETROGRAPHIC AND MINERALOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF ROCKS, SOILS AND CLAYS

ANALYSIS OF MINERALOGICAL SPECIES

Identification of mineralogical species, including new or rare phases.

We also perform investigations of surface properties, inclusions and defects of gems and semi-precious materials.

CHARACTERIZATION OF ORE AND MINING RESOURCES

Mineralogical and petrographic analysis of mineral resources for the definition of composition and properties of deposits.

 

MORPHOLOGICAL - STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS

Advanced microscopy service for the determination of morphological and structural-surface characteristics of organic and inorganic materials, from biological materials to  nano-structured materials.

ANALYSIS: INDUSTRY

ANALYSIS OF BUILDING MATERIALS AND RAW MATERIALS

Mineralogical, chemical, and stratigraphic analyses of lime, cement, stucco, mortar, etc., raw materials and alteration products.

 

CHARACTERIZATION OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS

Characterization of inorganic industrial products (inorganic pigments and paints, ceramic materials, etc.) and processing waste, including ashes, fillers and aggregates. Characterization of multilayer materials, coatings, surface defects and impurities.

 

SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS

Studies aimed at the synthesis and production of innovative inorganic materials of industrial interest. 

We also perform analyses of the morphological-structural properties of materials through the acquisition of 2D and / or 3D topographic images and the study of crystal growth processes and surface mass transport phenomena. Creation of theoretical models and simulations to solve problems related to production, treatment of materials and related industrial applications.

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LAB
EQUIPMENT

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OTHER SERVICES

SpectraLab is a scientific-technical group for consultancy in the characterization of materials, which also offers services in the field of scientific dissemination, education, event organization and museum services .

SCIENTIFIC CONSULTING

We offer scientific consulting services through fully-customizable  services. We offer competence, quality and reliability for  research development.

EVENTS AND CONFERENCES

We provide support for the organization of events and conferences in the Earth Sciences sector.

Thanks to the consolidated experience in scientific dissemination and publication, we are able to propose didactic activities for schools and associations, in order to involve and raise awareness on issues in the field of materials science, environmental protection, natural and cultural heritage.

Download here the list of available courses for schools

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EVENT ORGANIZATION
 
SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATION

TEACHING FOR SCHOOLS

TRAINING FOR COMPANIES

MUSEUM SERVICES

ABOUT US

SpectraLab srl is an idea of a group of post-doc fellows and members of the Department of Earth Science of the University of Torino with complementary scientific competences and consolidated experiences in analytical and computational fields.

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ERICA BITTARELLO

CO-FOUNDER AND CO-CEO

Master's degree in Geological Sciences and PhD in Earth Science.

She deals with the characterization of mineralogical species and natural geomaterials. She is interested in industrial applications of modelling of mineral surfaces. Since 2009, she collaborates with the Regional Museum of Natural Science of Torino in the realization of exhibits and catalogs.

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ALESSANDRA MARENGO

CO-FOUNDER AND CO-CEO

Master's degree in Science and Technology for Cultural Heritage and PhD in Earth Science. In her work experience she has developed projects related to the characterization of geomaterials, diagnostics applied to cultural heritage, fruition of museum collections. Since 2017 she also deals with to the characterization of rare mineralogical species.

 
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LINDA PASTERO

CO-FOUNDER

Researcher at the Department of Earth Science (UniTo). Degree in Geological Science and PhD in Mineralogy, Crystallography and Petrology. She is dedicated to experimental studies of crystalline growth under controlled conditions with the support of crystallographic and chemical characterization techniques.

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MARCO BRUNO

CO-FOUNDER

Associate Professor at the Department of Earth Science (UniTo). Degree in Geological Sciences and PhD in Mineralogy, Petrology and Crystallography. His work focuses on theoretical and experimental study of crystal growth in natural and laboratory environments and  computational modelling.

NEWS

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Renovation  of G. Galletti Museum (Domodossola)

SpectraLab is proud to participate in the reorganization and arrangement of the G. Galletti Civic Museum of Natural Sciences in Domodossola (VB) which after many years returns to its former glory in the beautiful location of Palazzo San Francesco  - Re-opened in June 2021

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Study on red tourmaline from Madagascar

SpectraLab is co-author of 

Bosi, F., Celata, B., Skogby, H., Hålenius, U., Tempesta, G., Ciriotti, M., Bittarello, E., Marengo, A. (2021). Mn-bearing purplish-red tourmaline from the Anjanabonoina pegmatite, Madagascar. Min Mag., 85 (2), 242-253. 

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Exhibit:
mineralogical collection "S. Armellino"

Thanks to the collaboration with the Department of the Earth Science of the University of Turin, SpectraLab organized the permanent exhibition of the mineralogical collection "S. Armellino" recently donated to the department -  September 2021

 
 

CONTACTS

Thank you for your request!

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SpectraLab srl

Academic spin-off of the University of Turin

VAT number 03792390043 - Cuneo business register section "START-UP INNOVATIVE" n. CN-316927

Telephone: +39 392 1901731   /  E-mail:  spectralab.info@gmail.com  

SpectraLab srl received the contribution: Covid-19 art. 25 of Legislative Decree no. 34 of 2020