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Published 12 Nov 2019

Introducing Field Characterization of White Micas using the ASD TerraSpec Halo

One such group of minerals that the ASD TerraSpec Halo identifies and provides associated scalars for are the white micas.

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Published 5 Nov 2019

Why stick to reflection geometry in powder diffraction?

Since I made my first steps in the powder diffraction community, I have been amazed by the many possibilities for collecting diffractograms. In this blog, I’ll describe how I learned about the advantages of transmission geometry over reflection geometry for…READ MORE >

Published 25 Sep 2019

Rh or Rg: Which is best for my GPC/SEC samples?

The primary goal when employing gel permeation / size exclusion chromatography (GPC/SEC) is often to determine the molecular weight of a macromolecular sample.  Multi-detector systems, such as Malvern Panalytical’s OMNISEC and TDAmax systems, are able to offer a range of…READ MORE >

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Published 24 Sep 2019

Value of the Mastersizer 3000 in Manufacturing and QC

Following on from our previous two blogs which highlighted the importance of particle size analysis in the pharmaceutical industry and the value the Mastersizer 3000 brings to drug development, in this final blog we will turn our sights to why…READ MORE >

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Published 19 Sep 2019

Use of NIR for Mineralogical Characterization of a Mudrock Sedimentary System

Authored by Somayeh Hosseininejad, former PhD candidate in the Department of Geoscience at the University of Calgary and 2014 ASD Students in Mining & Energy TerraSpec Instrument Program selected participant, provides a comparative look at Near-infrared (NIR), X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and…READ MORE >

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