Tag Archives: gold


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

How important is the refractive index of nanoparticles?

Do refractive index and absorption matter for nanoparticles? Abstract: We discuss the refractive Index of Gold, Silver, Titanium and Other NanoParticles. In this post we also point out refractive index of some polymers. Finally, we look at whether the refractive…READ MORE >

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