Lab Resources

The lab runs a wide variety of experiments/methods and has severeal granted projects

Lab resources

  • Sample preparation:

    • Purification of colloids and nanostructured soft materials

  • Microfluidics and nanofluidics

  • Thermodynamics and mechanics

    • Thermal Gravimetry Analysis

    • Differential scanning calorimetry

    • Rheometry including electrorheometry, magnetorheotheometry, high-pressure rheometry and in-situ small angle light scattering rheometry

  • Surface analysis

    • Atomic Force Microscopy

    • Optical microscopy

    • Photoemission (XPS, UPS)

    • Energy diffraction (LEED)

    • Photoemission microscopy (PEEM)

    • Thermal desorption (TPD)

  • Scattering and diffraction

    • X-ray scattering

    • 2D WAXS and SAXS

    • Light scattering

    • Birefringence

  • Equipment for rapid design of customized table-top physics experiments

  • Experiments performed outside the lab

    • Neutron scattering/diffraction in close collaboration with IFE, Kjeller, Norway, NBI Univ. Copenhagen, and ESS - European Spallation Source Lund, Sweden

    • Synchrotron X-ray scattering at ESRF France, LNLS Brazil, MaxIVlab Lund Sweden, etc.

    • MR and other types of experiments with external partners

    • NTNU Nanolab

  • Theoretical and numerical modelling oerfirmed in the Soft and Complex matter Lab and with external collaborators

Current project grants

  • "Nanofluids for IOR and Tracer Technology", Research Council of Norway, Petromaks2 project funded 2018-23; External academic partners at IRIS - International Research Institute of Stavanger, Norway, IFE - Institute for Energy Technology - Kjeller Norway, ESPCI-ParisTech/Pierre Gilles de Gennes Institute for Microfluidics - IPPG Paris France, Univ. Rennes1 France, Pontifica Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro - PUC-Rio Brazil, Universidade de Sao Paulo - USP Brazil; Project leader: Prof. J.O. Fossum NTNU

  • “Graphene-NanoClay Systems”, Research Council of Norway, NANO2021 project funded 2016-21; External academic partners at University of Manchester UK, and at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg Sweden; Project leader: Prof. J.O. Fossum NTNU

  • "Clay nanolayers for encapsulation of drops or nanoparticles", Research Council of Norway, FRIPRO project funded 2021-25; External academic partners at Univ. Oslo Norway, Chalmers Univ. Sweden, Univ. Bayreuth Germany, Niels Bohr Institute at University of Copenhagen Denmark, ISIS UK, ESPCI-ParisTech France, Univ. Sao Paulo Brazil; Project leader: Prof. J.O. Fossum NTNU

  • "Nanoremediation of contaminated soils: Technology implementation with respect to ecotoxicological aspects", European Economic Area (EEA) / Norwegian Financial Mechanism KAPPA project funded 2021-24; External partners in Czech Republic and in Norway; Project leader at NTNU: Prof. S. Raaen

  • "“Pickering emulsions for food applications - Pickfood", Horizon2020 MSCA-ITN-ETN 2021-25; The project has 22 international beneficiaries/partners in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, France, UK, USA, Tanzania, Brazil; Project coordinator: Prof. M. Knaapila TU - Denmark. J.O. Fossum is one of the WP leaders and local coordinator at NTNU.