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 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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Published 28 Apr 2021

Our role in advancing global SARS-CoV-2 vaccine research

With 7 different Covid-19 vaccines now publicly available and ~1 billion doses having been administered, now is a good time for an interim review of how Malvern Panalytical has been able to support these developments. We are proud to share…READ MORE >

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Published 3 Mar 2021

Visit Malvern Panalytical at the Virtual Pittcon March 8-10

With the theme “Science: Now more than ever”, Pittcon 2021 will be an all virtual event for first time in its 72 years.  Pittcon conference is known for its large exposition featuring many vendors of laboratory equipment, educational short courses,…READ MORE >

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Published 28 Jan 2021

Laser Diffraction for Particle Sizing – Theory Simply Explained in One Figure

Of course. We have very well written notes and instructions. And with our help on method developments, cases are rare when we ponder on the fundamental theories behind the technology of Mastersizer 3000. Nevertheless, we will need to troubleshoot, to…READ MORE >

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