Particle Size Analyser

    Facility/equipment: Facility


      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.


      particle size distribution
      data acquisition
      light sources
      solid state