OUR SERVICES

MATERIALS

CHARACTERIZATION

SpectraLab offers analysis, research and consulting services in environmental and industrial field.

We perform characterization on natural materials (minerals, rocks, precious and semi-precious stones), industrial (concretes, cements, mortars, plasters) and on raw materials (natural or synthetic).

We aim to provide support and scientific consultancy to industries and companies for the development of specific solutions through research and optimization of industrial processes.

 

MINERALOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF ROCKS, SOILS AND CLAYS

Mineralogical and chemical analysis by means of qualitative identification and quantitative evaluation of elements and chemical phases in rocks and soils.

 

ANALYSIS OF MINERALOGICAL SPECIES

Identification and full characterization of mineralogical phases, even new or rare ones. Our goal is to connect academic research and needs of collectors, proposing advanced analytical services along with scientific support on sample characterization and on the realization of projects related to mineralogical localities. We also investigate gems and semi-precious stones (chemical composition, surface properties, inclusions and defects).

 

 

CHARACTERIZATION OF MINERAL RESOURCES

Mineralogical, petrographic and crystallographic analyses of mineral resources for the definition of the composition and properties of materials.

 

STRUCTURAL AND MORPHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS

Advanced-microscopy services for the determination of morphological, structural and surface properties of different kinds of materials, both organic and inorganic: from biological samples to nanomaterials.

ANALYSIS ON BUILDING MATERIALS AND RAW RESOURCES

Mineralogical, chemical and stratigraphic analyses of lime, cement, plaster and mortars. Characterization of raw materials and weathering products. Analysis of morphological and structural features through 2D and 3D topographic imaging. Research on crystal growth mechanisms and superficial transport phenomena.

 

CHARACTERIZATION OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS

Mineralogical and chemical characterization of industrial inorganic products, including inorganic pigments, ceramic materials, etc. Characterization of multi-layer materials, coatings, surface non-homogeneities and impurities. Realization of theoretical computational models and simulations to solve problems concerning the production, treatment of materials and related industrial applications.

SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS

Research aimed at synthesising and producing innovative inorganic materials of industrial interest. The planning of laboratory tests will be designed for the optimization of the synthesis processes and to enhance the chemical-physical properties of the materials.

 

CHARACTERIZATION OF INDUSTRIAL WASTE AND RECOVERY MATERIALS

Analysis of inorganic materials and processing waste, which can potentially be reused, including ashes, fillers and inert materials. We perform analyses for the evaluation of the presence of pollutants and chemical impurities on a large variety of materials.

 
 
ENVIRONMENT
INDUSTRY

DISCLOSURE AND TRAINING

SpectraLab offers support to the organization of workshops, events and conferences in the field of Earth Science.

 

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.

 

EVENTS ORGANIZATION and SCIENTIFIC DISSEMINATION

Planning of events related to the field of Earth Science. Organization of seminars and conferences aimed to both academics or professionals and non-specialist audience.

DIDACTICS FOR SCHOOLS

Courses, educational activities and workshops for schools, on scientific issues, in particular Earth and Environmental Sciences.

HIGH-LEVEL TRAINING FOR COMPANIES

Organization of high-level training courses in materials diagnostics and crystalline growth applied to industrial processes.

MUSEUM SERVICES

Taking advantage of the consolidated experience of collaboration with scientific museums, we offer advice and support in the design of museum displays in mineralogical, geological and environmental areas. Management of temporary exhibits through the creation of catalogues, guides and brochures.

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SCIENTIFIC CONSULTING

SpectraLab offers scientific consulting and research support through fully-customizable and adaptable services.

 

Companies, private individuals and associations will be provided with quality and reliable tools to develop research projects concerning Materials and Environmental Science.

 
  • Development of operational planning for research projects

  • Editorial revision services of scientific texts, mainly in the field of Earth and Environmental Sciences

  • Support in the Italian-English translation of scientific texts

  • Database for the cataloging and digital storage of information

  • Modern and mobile-friendly websites for organizations, associations and individuals operating in the field of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Creation of web pages dedicated to the promotion of temporary exhibits and events