Author Archives: Alex Malm


Dr Alex Malm is a Development Scientist at Malvern Panalytical within the Nanomaterials R&D team and has been primarily involved with the development of new measurement approaches and algorithms for light scattering measurements, including those performed by the Zetasizer Pro and Ultra. Adaptive Correlation is a patented technique, invented by Dr Alex Malm and Dr Jason Corbett, who is a Senior Development Scientist at Malvern Panalytical, and also a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.

Published 10 Mar 2020

Correlation intercept – what is it and what does it mean?

Comparing data I saw a recent discussion about exporting data from the Zetasizer for further analysis. Both the Zetasizer Nano and Zetasizer Pro/Ultra software packages include a range of analysis tools. I wondered what was missing? When we compare data,…READ MORE >

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Published 15 Oct 2019

Adaptive Correlation published in Scientific Reports

Instrument or a Black Box? Are the inner workings and algorithms in your instrument a mystery to you? Does data processing make you wary? Our scientists and engineers are always looking at ways to improve the quality of your data…READ MORE >

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Published 28 Jun 2018

What causes the most headaches for a particle characterization scientist?

What causes the most headaches for a particle characterization scientist? There are many answers to this question, but one of the most obvious is dust or contaminants! As someone who regularly uses Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) to measure particle size,…READ MORE >

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