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By far the most important physical property of particulate samples is particle size. Measurement of particle size distributions is routinely carried out across a wide range of industries and is often a critical parameter in the manufacture of many products.

Measuring particle size distributions and understanding how they affect your products and processes can be critical to the success of many manufacturing businesses. Malvern Instruments offers leading instrumentation for all types of particle size analysis and characterization from sub-nanometer to millimeters in particle size.

Use the table below to help choose the right technology and particle size instrument for your needs:


Particle
size range*

0.1nm

1nm

10nm

100nm

1µm

10µm

100µm

1mm

10mm

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dynamic Light Scattering
<1nm to >1µm

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Resonant Mass Measurement**
50nm to 5µm

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Laser
Diffraction

<100nm to >2mm

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Automated
Imaging

<1µm to >3mm

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

*all particle size ranges are sample dependent
**particle size ranges are sample and sensor dependent.

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Understanding and Controlling the Rheology of Particulate Dispersions Webinar - Live (English)

Many products (or product precursors) in the paint, personal product, cleaning, coatings product, and food areas, etc., include a large amount of finely divided solid particulate material in a liquid matrix. The amount, shape, size distribution and i...

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Applying complementary particle techniques for assessing comparability and biosimilarity of therapeutic products Webinar - Live (English)

Significant advances have been made in analytical technology for the characterization and identification of particles present in pharmaceutical products. With these advances comes a tremendous amount of new data with which to characterize biologics, ...

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