PoreLab is a Norwegian Center of Excellence created in 2017 and situated at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, and the University of Oslo (UiO). It focuses on the physics of porous media using experimental, theoretical and computational methods.

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Booking and prices

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Contact information: 

Facility Manager: Knut Jørgen Måløy
Location: Sem Sælands vei 24
0371 OSLO


  • Photron Ultima (SA5 and APX) cameras
  • FLIR SC300 infrared camera
  • Homodyne correlation spectroscopy equipments
  • Lasers and optical equipments

Description of services:

  • High speed imaging
  • Infrared imaging
  • Homodyne correlation spectroscopy

About the PoreLab laboratories at UiO

Our 4 specialized laboratories at UiO are equipped with a wide set of state-of-art techniques to study the dynamics and structure of flow in 2D and 3D porous media. We have a full range of high-resolution and high-speed imaging techniques, including 2 ultrafast Photron Ultima (SA5 and APX) cameras with 7000 fps. at a spatial resolution of 1024x1024 pixels and up to 1 million fps. at a reduced resolution. We have also a high resolution FLIR SC300 infrared camera used for real-time measurements of heat dissipation in fractures, hydro-fractures and porous media flows and a wide variety of DSLR cameras and accompanying optics. Microscale experiments can be imaged via far field microscopy using a Zeiss Stemi 2000-C distortion-free stereo microscope which couples to our high-speed and high-resolution cameras and is in process of being upgraded for enhanced magnification. Flicker-free illumination sources tailored for the different applications (including high-speed microscopy) are also available. Additionally, our laboratories include a large set of different optical equipment, such as lasers with different intensities and wavelengths, lenses and other optical components, cameras and microscopes for Particle Image Velocimetry. We are also well-equipped to perform homodyne correlation spectroscopy for the measurement of particle velocity fluctuations in fluids, diffusion constants and viscosities.



Published Sep. 18, 2019 9:37 AM - Last modified Sep. 18, 2019 9:37 AM