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Published 6 Sep 2018

The ABC’s of Platinumware for Sample Preparation by Fusion

Platinumware is used in sample preparation by fusion for XRF and ICP analysis. Crucibles (used for XRF and ICP analysis) and molds (only used for XRF) are made of 95% Pt and 5% Au. Why use platinum and gold? It has…READ MORE >

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Published 31 May 2018

Polydispersity from a Gold Standard

How good can a gold standard be?   When performing dynamic light scattering (DLS) measurements, we sometimes encounter especially nice data. An interesting issue to consider is the level of data quality one can expect to achieve. What is the…READ MORE >

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Published 5 Aug 2014

Refractive index – Gold NanoParticles

Do refractive index and absorption matter for nanoparticles? Abstract: Refractive Index of Gold, Silver, Titanium and Other NanoParticles FAQ: How important are refractive index absorption for nanoparticles? In general the optical properties of the scattering material have a tremendous influence…READ MORE >

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