Tag Archives: Laser diffraction


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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Published 4 Apr 2017

Malvern’s Top Content Q1 2017

You all know now that at Malvern, we like producing regular content which is dedicated to you, depending if you are a student, researcher or scientist. I really hope that this new Top Content from the last quarter will help…READ MORE >

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Published 4 Aug 2015

Is one number ever good enough?

Regular readers of this blog will know that one of the most important pieces of advice we provide with respect to setting product specifications or developing new methods is that one number is never enough. For example, a single measurement…READ MORE >

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Published 16 Jun 2015

A to Z of Industrial Applications – B is for…

Batteries, and the chargers for them, are everywhere. They are available in a wide range of specifications using a variety of chemistries. The characteristics of the battery are determined by the particle size of the electrolyte powder, or slurry, and…READ MORE >

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