Planetary ball milling: PM100

Equipment: PM100
Technique: Planetary ball milling
Contact person (Hellenic Mediterranean University): Konstantinos Rogdakis (krogdakis@hmu.gr)
Responsible: Emmanuel Kymakis (kymakis@hmu.gr)  

Description: Planetary ball mill PM100 (Canada), which is a compact, easy-to-use, and lubrication-free laboratory system for mixing, homogenizing, fine grinding, mechanical alloying, small sample preparing, new product development and small volume high-tech material production. The system is accompanied by an optical microscope, an ultrasonic bath and a sieving system for further processing. 

Specifications: There are available stainless-steel jars (with stainless steel balls) with a size of 500 ml, 250 ml, 100 ml and 50 ml as well as agate jars (with agate balls) with a size of 100 ml and 50 ml.  The diameters of the respective balls are 6 mm, 10 mm and 20 mm. The feeding of the mill should be with particles of a diameter less than 3 mm and it can achieve sizes down to 100 nm (depending on the material). The mill can work with hard, medium to hard and soft materials.