Particle Size Analyser

    Facility/equipment: Facility

      Description

      Model: Mastersizer 3000 (Malvern). Equiped with both Hydro and Aero modules for wet and dry analysis, respectivelly.

      The Mastersizer 3000 measures particle size using the proven technique of laser diffraction. A particle size distribution is calculated from measurements of the angular intensity of scattered light produced by a sample. The optics required to capture this data lie at the heart of the system. In a new, folded optical design, a blue solid state light source in the Mastersizer 3000 provides resolution in the sub-micron range, resolving materials down to 10nm in size. A rapid data acquisition rate significantly increases the amount of measurement data feeding into the analysis. Analytical reproducibility is improved, and even the most polydisperse samples are characterized accurately.

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      particle size distribution
      data acquisition
      light sources
      modules
      optics
      solid state
      diffraction
      lasers