Thermo Scientific* Surfer sets a new standard for specific surface area and pore size analysis. Surfer applies the principle of static volumetric gas adsorption under controlled conditions of temperature and pressure to determine micro structural properties of solids and powders.
Specific surface area and pore volume pore size distributions are important parameters for the characterization of porous materials as they are directly related to their capacity to react with or dissolve in other substances. Surfer is suitable for any application requiring the characterization of very small pore size, in the range of meso and micro pores. Most common applications are relevant to adsorbent substances like activated carbon and zeolites, but also any type of sample where it is necessary to know the specific surface area and pore dimensions (like alumina, silica, metal supported catalysts, pigments, pharmaceutical powders, etc.).
Alert: Surfer needs liquid coolants (like liquid nitrogen or argon). Liquid coolants are not supplied by Thermo Fisher Scientific. Before using liquid nitrogen, read the indications of hazard and the instructions reported in the safety sheet by the supplier with reference to the CAS number (Chemical Abstract Service) 7727-37-9.