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Particle Shape Analysis

Particle morphology refers to its form, shape, and its physiochemical or biochemical structure. Analysing particle shape and morphology can provide significant insights into the characteristics of a material and its practical applications, as well as its genesis. There are numerous applications for the observation of particle shape and morphology, including the assessment of drug efficacy and quality control of industrial surface treatments. The FlowCAM series of particle counters is equipped to perform particle shape and morphology analysis, with additional parameter considerations for application-specific purposes. Sub-visible proteins of below 10 micrometers (μm) can be quantified using the FlowCAM Biologics, while larger particles of between 50 µm – 5000 µm can be morphologically measured using the FlowCAM Macro.

At Meritics, we provide Laboratory Analysis using the Fluid Imaging range of particle shape analysers which all use Dynamic Imaging.


Dynamic Imaging


Today microscopic examination and counting and sizing of small particles is commonplace, Meritics work with Fluid Imaging Technologies (FIT) and their FlowCam Image Analyser range can size from 300nm to 5mm in range, this takes the tedium involved away and frees up the scientist to analyse data comprehensively.

Electron microscopes probe the size range below the limit of optical microscopy and a scanning technique enables pictures of the surface features of even very delicate surfaces to be made in exquisite detail.

Most recently our scientists have been sizing sugar samples on the FlowCam VS1 to measure the size and to give an image of the particles.

Contact us for a quote or to discuss your particle shaping needs.
FlowCam VS1