I’ve been editing Materials Talks for almost a year now, and what a year it’s been! The number of visitors to the blog was 75% higher in 2014 than the previous year;  a testament to the hard work and dedication of the ever-growing Malvern Instruments 2014team who contribute their knowledge & time to creating great posts.

I have to say a special thank you to our regular authors – Ulf Nobbmann, Paul Kippax, Alan Rawle, Debbie Huck-Jones, Kristen Wilkinson and Steve Ball – I don’t know what we’d do without you.  And thanks to the authors who took that scary step of writing their first post this year!

So here it is, our chart of the most popular posts from 2014.  Ulf has taken the two top spots with his ever-helpful posts on dynamic light scattering (DLS) – well done Ulf! Happy reading:

1) Intensity-Volume-Number: Which size is correct?

2) FAQ: Peak size or z-average size – which one to pick in DLS?

3) The Periodic Table of Particle Characterization

4) A day in the life of a protein scientist – Part 1 (read Part 2 here, and Part 3 here)

5) Getting in a frightful stew!

6) Tips & Tricks for Nanoparticle Characterization

7) Singing for Success

8) Our Take: FDA Guidance on Nanotechnology

9) The Evolution of the Soccer Ball

10) FAQ: How important are refractive index & absorption for nanoparticles?

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