Tag Archives: Laser diffraction


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 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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Published 1 Sep 2020

Determining the particle size distribution of metal powders

Wet and dry dispersion on the Mastersizer 3000 If we look at some of the most interesting and inspiring innovations in modern engineering, Additive Manufacturing (AM), in my opinion, has to be up there with the best. For metallic products,…READ MORE >

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Published 17 Jun 2020

Around the world in 80 particles – A sweet tooth…

Sugar and particle sizes are two of my favorite things – a fine sugar is better for the buttercream, while a granulated one improves the cake’s texture.

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Published 18 Mar 2020

River Floods – Why is the Mud Left Behind So Sticky?

February 2020 was the wettest February in the UK since records began in 1862, according to the Met Office. Storms led to a lot of rivers bursting their banks, with some monitoring stations recording their highest ever river levels. In…READ MORE >

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Published 30 Apr 2019

Around the world in 80 particles – Part 2

When I was first offered my job as a product technical specialist at Malvern Panalytical (was Malvern Instruments at the time), I called my parents to tell them all about it. Because my mum is of the age where girls…READ MORE >

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Published 13 Mar 2019

Smarter particle sizing re-designed – Upgrade to the Mastersizer 3000

Laser diffraction is the world’s most widely applied technique for particle size. The Mastersizer 2000 quickly became the gold standard for particle size analyzers – in fact we sold more than 11,000 systems globally throughout the lifetime of that system!…READ MORE >

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Published 27 Dec 2018

Tools for a comprehensive characterization of Li-ion batteries

With the holidays behind us, there are countless people who are starting to set up various portable electronic devices they received as presents this year. Inside those devices, including mobile phones, laptops and new ‘wearables,’ are advances in battery technology…READ MORE >

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