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Dynamic Light Scattering Zetasizer Nano ZS

Contact: Dr. Hugo Celio
Location: 6.640

Equipment Type:

Polymer Characterization

Information the Equipment Can Provide

Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) is an instrument that was purchased from Malvern in 2010 and it determines the size distribution of particles in solution, emulsion, or suspension in a non-invasive or non-destructive method. In addition, the DLS also determines surface zeta potential of materials and the molecular weight (when coupled with a SEC system).

Key Features

  • DLS Detection: Colloid size and distribution measurements for particles from 0.3 nm to 9 microns in a minimum volume of 12 microliters.
  • Zeta Potential: For zeta potential measurements, the particle size suitable for measurements is from 3.8 nm to ~10 microns in a minimum volume of 150 microliters.
  • Accessories: include an MPT-2 auto titrator for measuring zeta potential as a function of pH, conductivity, or concentration of an additive.

Fees and Policies

  • UT Users: $19/hour
  • Higher Education/State Agencies: $58/hour
  • Corporate/External Users: $57/hour

To become a new user of this facility, please read the Instrument Reservation Information page. If you are already a user you can make a reservation in FBS.