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[3 Jul 2018 | ]

Malvern Panalytical Webinars

Last chance to register for the live launch of the new Empyrean on July 11th
We’re ready to unveil a revolution in the world of X-ray diffraction: we proudly present our new 3rd generation Empyrean diffractometer, introducing the newly developed MultiCore Optics.
Here is the list of what’s coming up in the coming weeks. You can register for free to all our webinars and you will automatically receive the On Demand version if you can’t finally attend the live event directly in your inbox!
JULY
17th –  Applications of light scattering and intrinsic …

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ASD, Customer experience, Ground truthing, Near-InfraRed spectroscopy (NIR), Remote sensing »

[27 Jun 2018 | ]

Are you the owner and end user of a Malvern Panalytical ASD spectrometer or spectroradiometer?
If so, you are already a winner! 🙂
 

You are invited to share with us as we would love to see how you are using the ASD instrument!

Send us a picture of yourself actively using an ASD FieldSpec, TerraSpec, QualitySpec, or LabSpec instrument out in the field or in the lab.
Tell us about your application use and research that you are conducting (i.e. crop and soil analysis, ground truthing, mineral exploration, natural ecosystem studies, leaf chemistry, snow and …

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ASD, Customer experience, FieldSpec, Ground truthing, Near-InfraRed spectroscopy (NIR), Remote sensing »

[6 Jun 2018 | ]

Field Spectroscopy – Part Two: Innovative data logging protocols to meet increased demand
Authored by James Caudery, Geospatial Analyst with 2Excel Geospatial – James has an academic background in Earth Sciences (BSc HONS by thesis) from Monash University, Australia, and several years of experience in Geographic Information Systems. James is skilled in data processing, spatial analysis, and cartographic data visualisation. He is also lead for Field Operations and has successfully run many expeditions in locations around the world.
Last week, in Part One, we demonstrated how we increased our capacity to collect high-quality …

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ASD, Customer experience, FieldSpec, Ground truthing, Near-InfraRed spectroscopy (NIR), Remote sensing »

[29 May 2018 | ]

Field Spectroscopy – Part One: Mitigating the impact of suboptimal and changing weather conditions
Authored by James Caudery, Geospatial Analyst with 2Excel Geospatial – James has an academic background in Earth Sciences (BSc HONS by thesis) from Monash University, Australia, and several years of experience in Geographic Information Systems. James is skilled in data processing, spatial analysis and cartographic data visualisation. He is also lead for Field Operations, and has successfully run many expeditions in locations around the world.
Welcome to the first article in a series of two, sharing 2Excel geospatial’s experience in …

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ASD, Customer experience, FieldSpec, Moisture content, Near-InfraRed spectroscopy (NIR), Remote sensing »

[16 May 2018 | ]

I am one of the founders of ASD, a brand of Malvern Panalytical, and I currently serve as Chief Technical Officer. 
With their shallow root systems, potatoes are highly susceptible to both drought and heat. Drought reduces both the amount of foliage as well as inducing early leaf senescence. Similarly, heat stress also results in early leaf senescence. Since foliar abundance and function directly impact tuber formation and growth, drought and heat stress negatively impact yields.
Cultivation of potatoes is increasing in regions of the world with climates less conducive to potato …

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Customer experience, Dynamic Light Scattering, Molecular size, Particle size, Tech Talk, Zetasizer »

[15 May 2018 | ]

The peaks in your distribution are out of order?
We recently received an email about the order of peaks in the Zetasizer software:
For data evaluation, is it possible to rearrange the NNLS results by order of particle size populations?”
How the peaks are shown (by area)

Size measurement results are typically viewed in the Intensity PSD (M) tab. This is part of the standard Size and Summary workspaces.  When a record contains more than one peak, these results will be tabulated in the table above the intensity size distribution. The default ordering in …

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ASD, Customer experience, FieldSpec, Ground truthing, Image Analysis, Near-InfraRed spectroscopy (NIR), Remote sensing »

[10 May 2018 | ]

Malvern Panalytical recently hosted an ASD webinar presentation titled, “Precision Agriculture & Ground Truthing using Spectral Signatures.” This webinar was delivered by Keynote Speaker Christopher Crockett of Highland Precision Ag, and featured a section focusing on Christopher’s research involving the detection and prediction of two-spotted spider mite (TSSM) infestation levels on strawberry leaves using the ASD FieldSpec® 4 High-Resolution Spectroradiometer.
TSSM’s are mite pests that can cause significant damage to plants – these are some of the most pervasive and ubiquitously distributed arthropod pests on the entire globe. They are found …

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ASD, Customer experience, Near-InfraRed spectroscopy (NIR), TerraSpec »

[24 Apr 2018 | ]

Geologists use Malvern Panalytical’s ASD spectrometers, such as the TerraSpec® Halo and the TerraSpec 4, to help define alteration halos around hydrothermal ore bodies. By using the TerraSpec to differentiate subtle shifts in mineralogies, geologists can identify alteration halos and map zones of advanced argillic, propylitic and potassic alteration such as at the Los Andes, Nicaragua project described below. This helps the geologist better understand the resource and focus drilling programs to optimize exploration time and costs.
Register to attend our free webinar, “TerraSpec® Halo Best Practices, Tips & Tricks,” on 26 April …

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ASD, Customer experience, Malvern Panalytical Events, Near-InfraRed spectroscopy (NIR), TerraSpec »

[10 Apr 2018 | ]

Authored by Stacey Leichliter – Stacey has published numerous articles on geo-metallurgy, domestically and internationally. Stacey has served as an exploration geologist, working and performing research on epithermal gold and porphyry gold-copper deposits. She received her undergraduate degree in Geology at Missouri University of Science and Technology and her graduate degree in Geology (Geometallurgy) from the University of Tasmania/CODES (Australia). 
Stacey Leichliter is a geo-metallurgist and has used near-infrared (NIR) instrumentation to characterize ore mineralogy at mine sites like AngloGold’s Cripple Creek facility in Colorado, USA. Upon demoing the ASD handheld …

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ASD, Customer experience, FieldSpec, Image Analysis, Near-InfraRed spectroscopy (NIR), Remote sensing »

[15 Feb 2018 | ]

WEBINAR: Precision Agriculture & Ground-truthing using Spectral Signatures
Please consider registering for Malvern Panalytical’s first ASD webinar of the 2018 series! This year’s webinar series begins with a focus on the application study of precision agriculture and spectral signatures, featuring the ASD FieldSpec® 4 Hi-Res NG Spectroradiometer

In this webinar, you will learn:

Use of the FieldSpec® 4 Hi-Res as a tool to verify the accuracy of UAV and satellite imagery and for ground truthing purposes
Use of the FieldSpec 4 Hi-Res for spectral unmixing and classification of land cover types in multispectral satellite imagery
An example …

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ASD, Customer experience, FieldSpec, Near-InfraRed spectroscopy (NIR), Remote sensing »

[9 Jan 2018 | ]

90% of the United States began the year of 2018 with freezing temperatures.
The Northeast has recently experienced a massive winter snowstorm, referred to as a “bomb cyclone“. Record cold temperatures, not felt since 1884, are being experienced in Boston. Beyond New England, a majority of the rest of the country is also being affected by the brutal cold; this includes Texas, Georgia, and Florida, even.
Why is this happening? And, why is this happening now? Could it have something to do with climate change?
Dr. Ulyana “Uly” Horodyskyj uses ASD’s FieldSpec HandHeld …

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Customer experience, Zetasizer »

[14 Dec 2017 | ]

… and receiving a Zetasizer
 
In North America, this time of the year is the busiest period for shipping companies like DHL, Federal Express or the US Postal Service. Malvern Panalytical does not rest either, in fact, our systems are part of the global shipping growth in this busy season. As a global company certified in ISO 14001 we are conscious of our role and take measures to minimize the use of resources. One of these efforts resulted in the design of a new reusable shipping box for the Zetasizer. An …

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Aeris, Customer experience, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) »

[9 Nov 2017 | ]

I recently had the pleasure to visit a new Aeris customer in Orlando, FL – Louis C. Herring Laboratory. This service lab has been in business for over 60 years, specializing in the analysis of kidney stones, also known as urinary calculi. What I found amazing about this site is that their Aeris actually replaced a Philips Analytical PW1840 system, our first generation benchtop XRD produced in the early 1980s. Their PW1840 ran for three decades, amassing over 41,000 hours of operating time and requiring little to no service through …

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Customer experience, Dynamic Light Scattering, Particle size, Zeta potential, Zetasizer »

[22 Aug 2017 | ]

Zetasizer: 21CFR? Electronic Record/Electronic Signature? Test Schedule?
 

The Malvern Zetasizer is an extremely versatile measurement system. By far the most systems are used in academic and industry research laboratories, for example in fundamental research, drug discovery, or formulation optimization. However, a significant number of installations are in operation in “controlled” environments, such as for quality control in pharmaceutical companies. Here documentation and compliance with good manufacturing standards GMP is critically important, and a specific version of the operating software exist that locks down standard operating procedures (SOP) with limited ability (based …

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Customer experience, Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis, Nanosight, Particle concentration »

[17 Aug 2017 | ]

Being involved with the NanoSight products gives us visibility over a wide range of research areas that have a direct benefit to science and humanity. It is quite exciting to feel we are contributing to advancing science in these fields.
I was prompted to do a quick review of recent publications to see where NanoSight systems are being used after reading a recent article by Lara Aqrawi on characterizing extracellular vesicles in tears and saliva as a non-invasive diagnostic method for primary Sjögren’s syndrome (pSS) patients. Nanoparticle tracking analysis was conducted …

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Customer experience, Dynamic Light Scattering, Meet the Experts, Particle size, Zetasizer »

[20 Jun 2017 | ]

Three methods to verify dynamic light scattering systems
If you are a meticulous researcher you may want to test your new Zetasizer. Is it really providing the correct size? One of the advantages of dynamic light scattering is that there are no tweakable adjustments, it is all physics: laser wave length, scattering angle, refractive index of the dispersant are all known in advance and are given parameters for the optical setup and sample. Nevertheless, it is a good idea to check and verify the performance of the system. One of the …

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Archimedes, Customer experience, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Gel permeation chromatography, Image Analysis, MicroCal, Morphologi, Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis, Nanosight, Particle size, Protein Aggregation, Raman spectroscopy, Resonant mass measurement, Viscotek »

[1 Jun 2017 | ]

Our key driver at Malvern Instruments is to create technologies that make a difference or solve a problem, and working hand-in-hand with our customers enables us to make sure that’s exactly what’s happening, out in the field.  We place a high value on our collaborations and partnerships with customers from a wide range of industries and organizations across the globe and love to see how our systems are being used in real-world scenarios.  This gives us vital feedback on what we’re doing well, and also any tweaks we need to make in order to optimize …

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Customer experience, Dynamic Light Scattering, Electrophoretic light scattering, Molecular size, Particle size, Zeta potential, Zetasizer »

[25 May 2017 | ]

A challenge to all new Zetasizers!
 
The Zetasizer is so simple to use that the majority of Zetasizer (user)s just “dive in” and find out how to operate the system.
By design it is (almost) indestructable, so what can go wrong? Not much – nevertheless, you might be able to get even more use and benefit from your system with a little preparation.
 
Free eLearning video – really!
If you are relatively new to the Zetasizer then take a look at our free eLearning introductory course. It was meant as a teaser for the …

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Customer experience, Dynamic Light Scattering, Molecular size, Particle size, Zeta potential, Zetasizer »

[4 May 2017 | ]

3 stumbling blocks for Report Designer (Zetasizer) – the rule of two
The three most common holdups encountered in the report designer feature are listed here.
Not everyone delves into the depth of the Zetasizer software, but of those who do want to take advantage of the report customization features in the ‘report designer’ nearly everyone runs into at least one of these three common mistakes:

1. Folder locations – there are two!
The Zetasizer software is typically installed in a (hidden) Windows directory like  C:\Program Files\Malvern Instruments\Zetasizer Software and that’s good. However, if …

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Corporate, Customer experience, Dynamic Light Scattering, Inside Malvern Panalytical, Zetasizer »

[25 Apr 2017 | ]

Exposition at scientific meetings:
How useful are they and can they help me to get a job?
A brief insight from the ACS meeting
If you follow my writings, you’d probably expect more detail about Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS)… However, today I’d like to report on a recent conference we went to, the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, otherwise known as ACS. It is the world’s largest scientific society by number with close to 160k members.  There were over 17k registrants at the San Francisco meeting earlier this month, quite a turnout. With the constant …

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