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Published 21 Oct 2020

Understanding specifications – what does laser power actually mean?

When choosing a new instrument, we tend to end up looking at a specification sheet. But what do all of these numbers mean? Bigger numbers are better surely? Whilst there are lots of specifications that we can compare, this is…READ MORE >

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Published 15 Oct 2020

Around the Home in 80 Particles – My Work(ing from Home) Day

Since many of us are now working from home, we get to spend more time looking at our possessions. For some of us this prompts a desire to redecorate or buy new things. For me, it’s led me to think…READ MORE >

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Published 7 Oct 2020

A data integrity solution for the regulated environment

I have worked in the analytical instrumentation business for X-ray diffraction (XRD) machines more than 20 years. In this time, technical innovation has always been the main driving force for new business. Can we measure faster? Increase detection limits? Add more applications? Switch between methods more quickly?…READ MORE >

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Published 1 Oct 2020

Calibration curves! And when to use them

Earlier this year we released the OMNISEC v11.20 software.  This latest iteration expands OMNISEC’s capabilities to include conventional and universal calibration analysis methods.  Since the data available from these methods based on calibration curves may seem similar to information from…READ MORE >

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Published 9 Sep 2020

The importance of calibrating your remote sensing imagery

Most people using satellite or aerial imagery understand the importance of geometric calibration; you need to tie the pixels in the imagery to the corresponding coordinate locations on the earth so that you can use the imagery in mapping applications,…READ MORE >

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Published 8 Sep 2020

Training courses for GPC/SEC users

It’s September again, and that means it’s back-to-school time!  However, things will inevitably look a little different this year with the prevalence of remote learning and virtual classes.  While we lament our inability to meet face-to-face, at Malvern Panalytical we’re…READ MORE >

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Published 3 Sep 2020

Experience a day in the life of a data scientist at Malvern Panalytical

Background Since the formation of the Data Science group at Malvern Panalytical, one line of questions keep coming up: “My daughter is thinking of a career in data science, how will she know if it’s a good fit”. Or, “My…READ MORE >

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Published 25 Aug 2020

DSC and protein stability: What does the enthalpy change mean?

DSC is the only analytical method that measures enthalpy change (∆H) of thermal transition directly. For protein, this is energy (heat) spent to unfold it.

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Published 20 Aug 2020

Can size or zeta confirm binding?

This question landed on my desk recently. “We have a Zetasizer in our lab. We have taken the size and zeta potential of a mixture of two particle types. I am wondering to what extent the zeta potential and size would…READ MORE >

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