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VASCO KIN – In Situ Nanoparticle Size Analyser

Malvern

The VASCO KIN™ is a new generation of Time-Resolved instrument for accurate kinetic analyses combined with an in situ and contactless remote optical head. It allows to monitor in Real Time nanoparticles synthesis, agglomeration or the stability of suspensions.

With a single and continuous measurement, VASCO KIN™ gives access to all characterization data of a reaction (size distribution, scattered intensity, correlogramms, etc.).

Key features & benefits

  • Frequency stabilized Laser & Artefact-free Avalanche Photodiode (APD) detector
    → High measurement accuracy
    → Very Low scattering samples
  • Embedded dedicated PC including software correlation and a complete & dedicated software NanoKin®
    → User-friendly interface
    → Photon-counts storage for Time-Resolved analysis & post-analysis
    → Full report including kinetic analysis
  • Enhanced mathematic models
    → Better reliability of results
    → 2D Colormap of size distribution over time

Main specifications

  • Measurement principle: Optical Fiber Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS)
  • Measurement configuration: in situ / contactless remote probe
  • Particle size range: 0.5 nm to 10 µm*
  • Concentration range: up to 40% wt*
  • Measurement time: from 2s up to 12 hours
  • Time resolution: down to 200 ms
  • Small footprint, no mobile part, easy-to-integrate in harsh environment

* Sample dependent

Interchangeable measurement heads

In situ head

In-situ head

Features

  • In situ and contactless measurements: no risk of contamination
  • Robust & Compact : easy to integrate in limited access environment
  • Embedded visible alignment laser: easy installation and accurate positioning
  • Adjustable working distance /scattering angle
  • Cost- & Time-saving : no consumable, no tedious batch sampling
Applications
  • In situ process monitoring
  • Instrument coupling

High concentration head

High consentration head

Features

  • Based on the Dual Thickness Controller (DTC) technology
  • Ideal for concentrated and/or dark suspensions (inks, emulsions, crude oil, etc.)
  • No consumable : indebted sample cell
  • Online measurement option (on demand)
  • Compact : ability to work in confined environment (glove box)

Applications
  • Measurement in controlled environments
  • Routine lab measurements

Thermalised head

High thermalised head

Features

  • Broad temperature range : 5° to 80°C ; +/-0.05°
  • Compact : ability to work in confined environment (glove box)
  • Compatible with standard 10×10 mm2 cuvette (disposable or QS)
  • No cross contamination, easy sampling
  • Fluorescence filter option
  • Various cuvette options : disposable cell, glass cell, micro-cell, flow cell …
Applications
  • Batch sampling measurements
  • Routine lab measurements