Segregation Testing for Materials Characterization

The pursuit of homogenous powder mixtures is of interest to an extremely diverse range of market sectors, from food and beverages to pharmaceuticals. Significant research and development (R&D)

Pore Size Measurement of Battery Separators

Pore Size Measurement of Battery Separators A typical battery consists of two electrodes, a cathode (+) and an anode (-), and an electrolyte. The electrodes are electrical conductors that

Replacing Eye Test Dispersion Stability Analysis with the Turbiscan

Replacing Eye Test Dispersion Stability Analysis with the Turbiscan Colloids and dispersions are inherently unstable systems which can be considered as kinetically stable if the

Measuring Colloidal Stability

Measuring Colloidal Stability Colloidal stability is one of the primary concerns of chemists working with mixtures that are intermediate between homogenous and heterogeneous. This

Nanoparticle Distribution Analysis: DLS or ELS?

Nanoparticle Distribution Analysis: DLS or ELS? Particle size and size distributions (PSD) are key metrics in the analysis of particulate and colloidal samples, from raw materials to finished

Outlining Zeta Potential Measurements

Outlining Zeta Potential Measurements Zeta potential measurements are a common protocol when analyzing colloidal systems (beverages, food, inks, paints, pharmaceuticals, etc.). It is a

The Definition of the Mean Value in Particle Characterization

The Definition of the Mean Value in Particle Characterization The mean value is a certain type of average taken over the entire distribution. For example, if there are ten

Quality of Particle Sample Measurement

Quality of Particle Sample Measurement Quality in a particle characterization measurement can be defined using the term “accuracy”, which is composed of both bias and precision.

Formulation Analysis: 4 Factors Affecting Stability

Formulation Analysis: 4 Factors Affecting Stability A formulation is loosely defined as the structured mix of ingredients in a finished product. Typical components include a continuous phase,

How to Measure Powder Uniformity

How to Measure Powder Uniformity Mankind has been breaking down solid materials into their particulate forms for millennia. The resultant powders have served as domestic ingredients for food