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4 Applications of Enhanced Laser Diffraction Analysis

27/09/2018

Particles diffract light through a specific angle depending upon their size, creating a diffraction pattern of light and dark circles. Measuring the intensity of light over a wide range of angles enables analysts to determine a particle size distribution. Laser diffraction analysis operates on this general principle. Gustav Mie’s theory of diffraction is used in […]

Particle Analysis Instruments in Water Treatment

21/09/2018

The purification of drinking water is a multi-step process that typically requires cleaning with a biochemical or catalytic agent and filtration through a solid phase media. This process is doubly complicated by the varying requirements of different water sources. Groundwater may contain significant volumes of suspended particulates such as salt or geological sediment, while water […]

Dynamic Light Scattering for Exosome Characterisation

18/09/2018

Extracellular vesicles are an overarching species of biological structures that are associated with intercellular communication. These organisms exist on the micron (μm) and submicron (nm) scale and are released by healthy cells into the extracellular environment to facilitate one of many microbiological processes, including coagulation, phagocytosis, and apoptosis. Scientists have been aware of extracellular vesicles […]

Particle Analysers for Pigment Sizing

30/08/2018

An industrial pigment is an organic or synthetic mineral used to tint a material and alter its spectral absorption characteristics. Essentially, they change the colour of a product via selective wavelength absorption or transmittance. These desirable chromatic properties are ideal for use in manufacturing, visual arts, and engineering commercial products such as inks, paints, cosmetics, […]

Particle Size Analysis for Optimizing Soil Liming

23/08/2018

Humanity has been utilizing lime as an agrochemical for millennia. As early as 2800 BC, Celtic Britons were known to pulverize bulk chalk or limestone into a granulated powder and spread it across the topsoil of crop fields. This rudimentary fertilizer reacted with acidic soils, neutralizing their pH levels through the release of hydroxide ions, […]

Meritics @ Lab Innovations 2018

13/08/2018

Sustainability and innovation at the heart of the laboratory industry Lab Innovations is the UK’s only event dedicated to the laboratory industry attracting professionals who are looking for the latest innovations and services. It is the UK’s largest gathering of laboratory manufacturers and suppliers, making it an important event for powering the business of science. […]

Particle Size Analysis of Coffee

06/08/2018

Particle size analysis in the food and beverage sector is concerned with numerous physical phenomena observed in granulated solids, emulsions, liquids, and more. The particulate properties of consumable products determine many of the properties we naturally associate with food and drink, from taste and smell to cosmetic appearance. Particle geometries and distribution are also critical […]

B-One PLUS Special Offer

27/07/2018

  12.5% off your next Lamy Rheology B-One PLUS Do not miss out on this amazing offer. Below are the details of what the B-One PLUS can do for you.    B-One PLUS info   B-One PLUS B-One PLUS is a rotational viscometer or rheometer commonly used in academic research and the food, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, paint, ink, […]

Particle Analysis of Dispersed Carbon Nanotubes

18/07/2018

Chemical vapor growth of cylindrical structures comprising monomolecular graphitic sheets was first observed decades ago, but the fabrication of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) remains a relatively emergent technology. These quasi-one-dimensional structures are increasingly used as a material reinforcement, with great potential for use in nanotechnology engineering, electronics, and pharmaceuticals. Particle […]