Laser Diffraction


Laser diffraction is a widely used particle sizing technique for materials ranging from hundreds of nanometers up to several millimeters in size.

Published 20 Oct 2021

Race against time, we try our best to restore the water-soaked devices of Chinese users!

There was a torrential downpour in Zhengzhou of Henan Province on July 20, 2021. That extreme rainstorm was called ‘a case of the millennium’ and the precipitation was near the average annual rainfall of Zhengzhou, with a rain capacity of…READ MORE >

Published 22 Sep 2021

From field to plate – materials characterization for the food industry

Food scarcity, food safety, food adulteration, and food insecurity are significant problems globally. Add in climate change, land use patterns, and an ever-increasing population, and the food industry is continuously challenged to optimize its production processes, guaranteeing quality products that…READ MORE >

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Published 11 Aug 2021

Sensitive Teeth, Toothpaste Formulation, and Particle Size

Email: “Here is a Reminder from Your Dentist”  I: Delete… Sorry, covid.  ……. until recently when my teeth got too sensitive. I finally went to the dentist only to find five teeth to be filled.  Lying on the dental chair, I got curious:…READ MORE >

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Published 15 Jul 2021

Can a closed loop powder processing system help you?

Let’s get straight to the point. The quality and cleanliness of the metal powder used in Additive Manufacturing (AM), directly affects process productivity and final part integrity. In other words, the properties of the metal powder are of critical importance…READ MORE >

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Published 8 Jul 2021

Will green hydrogen be part of our homes sooner than we think?

The need for speed The Paris climate agreement is a legally binding international treaty on climate change. It was adopted by 196 countries in December 2015 and entered into force in November 2016. Its goal is to limit global warming…READ MORE >

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Published 17 Jun 2021

A new window to deeper materials insights: Hydro Insight

Sometimes, a clearer, more detailed view is just what you need for a breakthrough. Just take the microscope. Since its invention in 1609 by Galileo Galilei, this instrument has helped us diagnose and treat all kinds of diseases, carry out…READ MORE >

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Published 15 Jun 2021

Laser Diffraction for Particle Sizing – Sample Concentration/Dilution (2)

In my last blog, we covered: Why does sample concentration matter? How will it affect results? What is the right concentration range to be measured? Here, we will continue the discussion on: 4. How to prepare and control the sample…READ MORE >

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Published 12 May 2021

Ask an Expert: Things I wish I knew about Laser Diffraction before writing my Thesis

Be more confident in the results you are using in your papers and theses, and get more from your Mastersizer. Get advice from the expert.

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Published 11 May 2021

Laser Diffraction for Particle Sizing – Sample Concentration/Dilution (1)

“We need to characterize particle size distribution quickly and statically. The estimated size range falls into that covered by laser diffraction. Now what?” Now – sample preparation: Can we actually prepare the samples to be measured properly? When it comes…READ MORE >

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