Tag Archives: polymer characterization


Published 23 Jun 2015

Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) molecular weight & structure

Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) is a very popular analytical tool for characterizing natural and synthetic polymers.  This Wednesday Dr. Wei Sen Wong will show results from Triple Detection GPC systems for various polyacrylonitrile (PAN) samples in a webinar presentation.  Molecular weight (MW)…READ MORE >

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Published 21 Jan 2015

An extraordinary launch from Houston, Texas!

When you think of Houston, your first thought might be ‘Houston, we have a problem’ – a (mis)quote from the Apollo 13 space mission.  Home to mission control for NASA space flights, Houston has been at the center of many…READ MORE >

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Published 19 Jun 2014

Do you know your polymers? We’ll show you the ropes.

I recently came back from a sailing holiday in the Caribbean.  I hadn’t been sailing before but I couldn’t help but think that the ropes we used make the perfect analogy for polymers. In simplest terms, the longer the rope,…READ MORE >

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Published 6 Mar 2012

Is automated DSV set to halt the U-tube trend?

That’s U-tube (Ubbelohde Tube) – not YouTube! Automated Dilute Solution Viscometry (DSV) systems directly measure the relative viscosity of dilute polymer solutions, allowing the determination of intrinsic viscosity, a parameter that correlates with molecular weight, itself a defining polymer characteristic….READ MORE >

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