Measuring Small Volumes of Nanoparticles Using the Mastersizer 3000 and Hydro SV
Application Note Apr 01, 2015
Malvern Instruments Limited
Nanoparticles are an increasingly important class of materials with wide-ranging applications in catalysis, coatings, pigments, cosmetics, electronics, food and medical industries. The physical and chemical properties of nanoparticles are highly sensitive to particle morphology, including particle size. These materials may only be synthesized in small quantities and are difficult to produce. Therefore it is often desirable to make particle size measurements from only a few milligrams of material and to be able to recover the sample after measurement for further testing. The Hydro SV accessory meets the requirements for measuring nanoparticles as it is a wet dispersion unit comprising a 7ml cuvette with magnetic stirrer, from which the sample can be recovered easily.