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.