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Nano-metrology and pore-size measurements using NMR Cryoporometry.

Lab-Tools Ltd. is a micro/SME spin-off company specialising in nano-science, nano-metrology and instrumentation design.

Nano-science : Nano-scale properties of liquids in pores and at interfaces; Application of the Gibbs equations to the nano-scale dynamics of liquids.

Nano-metrology : Bulk nano-scale to micro-scale structural characterisation; NMR Cryoporometry measurements of pore size distributions and pore volume; NMR Cryoporometry and neutron scattering techniques to measure pore dimensions.

Instrumentation : USB interfaced instruments based on VLSI, FPGAs and array-processing software.

Lab-Tools develop and operate NMR Cryoporometry apparatus that is optimised to measure pore sizes, pore size distributions and pore volumes and to study materials that are structured on a sub 2nm to over 2µm length scale. Most finely porous materials are suitable for such studies, provided that a liquid can be added or is already present.

This apparatus is based on wide-temperature range low-field NMR relaxation spectrometers with ultra-precise temperature control.

Background information on the Cryoporometric technique is available at

 www.cryoporometry.com/   and  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Themoporometry_and_Cryoporometry .


Beau Webber

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Usage of the WeNMR/WestLife portals should be acknowledged in any publication:
"The FP7 WeNMR (project# 261572), H2020 West-Life (project# 675858) and the EOSC-hub (project# 777536) European e-Infrastructure projects are acknowledged for the use of their web portals, which make use of the EGI infrastructure with the dedicated support of CESNET-MetaCloud, INFN-PADOVA, NCG-INGRID-PT, TW-NCHC, SURFsara and NIKHEF, and the additional support of the national GRID Initiatives of Belgium, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, UK, Taiwan and the US Open Science Grid."
And the following article describing the WeNMR portals should be cited:
Wassenaar et al. (2012). WeNMR: Structural Biology on the Grid.J. Grid. Comp., 10:743-767.


The WeNMR Virtual Research Community has been the first to be officially recognized by the EGI.

European Union

WeNMR is an e-Infrastructure project funded under the 7th framework of the EU. Contract no. 261572

WestLife, the follow up project of WeNMR is a Virtual Research Environment e-Infrastructure project funded under Horizon 2020. Contract no. 675858