Tag Archives: light scattering


Published 5 May 2020

A Lignin Case Study with the Zetasizer Ultra

Lignin solvated in zwitterionic Good’s buffers displays antibacterial synergy against Staphylococcus aureus What is lignin? Lignin is a versatile aromatic polymer that forms key structural materials in plants and some algae.  They can be used in a wide range of…READ MORE >

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Published 20 Jun 2019

How does multi-detector GPC/SEC work?

Whether your samples are synthetic polymers, natural materials such as polysaccharides, or proteins, antibodies, or other biological samples, gel permeation / size exclusion chromatography (GPC/SEC) is the ideal technique for characterizing those and other types of macromolecules.  The information offered from…READ MORE >

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Published 19 Sep 2018

Which light scattering detector is best for me?

Determining which gel permeation/size exclusion chromatography (GPC/SEC) system is best for your needs can be a daunting task. Even after you’ve decided to include a light scattering detector to obtain absolute molecular weight data you’re still left to choose between…READ MORE >

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Published 21 Jun 2018

Exploring new and exciting applications for multi-detector UPLC

Almost always, my favorite thing about working for a scientific technology company is getting to work on the latest technologies and learn about the applications available to them.  We’re fortunate enough to see the newest technology and play with the…READ MORE >

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Published 27 Aug 2015

50,000 Zetasizer references!

In today’s fast-paced marketing universe terms like “established” “recognized” “essential” and “widely used” in combination with “leader” have become so common that we hardly register when they appear out of context.  We have become fairly accustomed to these grandiose claims, and…READ MORE >

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Published 6 Aug 2015

Proteasome20S filled with CytochromeC

Looking over an old powerpoint file from Viscotek, an interesting slide on a unique application stood out. Investigating samples of the 20S Proteasome by light scattering in conjunction with refractive index RI was able to clearly determine whether a particular…READ MORE >

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Published 11 Dec 2014

Pittcon 2015: Back to the future – how many spheres in the pot?

Having just been down to New Orleans or Nawlins (check out Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band’s pronunciation on the classic track Click Clack – I bought the album long before most of the readers were born!) for an ASTM E56 Nanotechnology…READ MORE >

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Published 10 Oct 2014

Benefits of tetra detection for SEC analysis of membrane proteins revealed!

As a Product Technical Specialist at Malvern Instruments a great part of my job is talking to customers and finding out how they are utilizing our instruments to perform new and exciting research. My role focuses on the use of…READ MORE >

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Published 30 Jan 2014

Seminar Series Australia – The Illumination of Structure using Light Scattering

 ATA Scientific Pty Ltd, distributor of Malvern Instruments products throughout Australia, will be an active exhibitor at the upcoming Lorne Proteins Conference (9th – 13th February). An informative 1 hour workshop, entitled “The illumination of protein structure using light scattering” will be…READ MORE >

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