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Frequently Asked Questions | FAQs

What sort of materials do you analyse?

We deal with a huge variety of materials: starting from steels and alloys to biological samples and semiconductors as well as polymers and pharmaceuticals. You may find selected examples on our applications sub-page.
Please do not hesitate and contact us, if you have questions or your material of interest is not explicitly mentioned!

What instrumentation do you have?

We house powerful light, scanning and transmission electron microscopes as well as raster force and dual beam microscopes. Apart from that we own the necessary infrastructure for sample preparation. Additionally, there are further analyses possibilites, i.g. X-ray diffractometry.
Please check our instrumentation sub-pages (TEM, SEM, FIB, IR|Raman, AFM, IFM, XRD).

How much does it cost?

It always depends first of all on your sample, the used method, complexity, and urgency. That is the reason why we cannot provide a price list.
We provide an offer with an estimate of time-line and costs.

How long does it take to process my order?

Again, it depends on various factors (complexity, capacities of staff, etc.).  In general we start the analyses using the earliest possible open time-slot.

Whom do I contact?

Hartmuth Schröttner , Dr. Armin Zankel and Dr. Werner Grogger are always happy to help and to delegate your request to the staff member in charge. If you already know who might your ideal service partner, check our team sub-page.

Do you provide access to microscopes?

After the completion of training courses yes. For more information check our Cooperation Request.

How do you provide results?

We send you a report (PDF) with analysis results.


Please do not hesitate to contact us!

Hartmuth Schröttner  | +43 (0) 316 873 8349
Dr. Armin Zankel | +43 (0) 316 873 8832
Dr. Werner Grogger | +43 (0) 316 873-8323