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Dynamic light scattering (DLS), sometimes referred to as Quasi-Elastic Light Scattering (QELS), is a non-invasive, well-established technique for measuring the size and size distribution of molecules and particles typically in the submicron region, and with the latest technology lower than 1nm.
Typical applications of dynamic light scattering are the characterization of particles, emulsions or molecules, which have been dispersed or dissolved in a liquid. The Brownian motion of particles or molecules in suspension causes laser light to be scattered at different intensities. Analysis of these intensity fluctuations yields the velocity of the Brownian motion and hence the particle size using the Stokes-Einstein relationship.
Dynamic light scattering technology from Malvern Instruments offers the following advantages:
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A detailed understanding of the mechanism of unfolding, aggregation, and associated rheological changes is developed in this study for β-Lactoglobulin at different pH values through concomitant measurements utilizing dynamic light scattering (DLS), o...
In the early history of cryptography and ciphers then invisible inks using silver salts and other chemicals were used. Silver colloids were regularly used and abused in this area. Silver colloids are now finding application (and legislation) as bater...
In particular, this article demonstrates the correlation between molecular changes (Raman Spectroscopy) and microstructural evolution of rheological properties (DLS, DLS-optical microrheology) for the first time for surfactant-based wormlike micellar...
The measurement of the zeta potential of non-aqueous suspensions is challenging as the electrophoretic mobility of the particles is very small. Here we describe how the Zetasizer Nano in combination with a universal dip cell accessory gives excellent...
This note discusses how DLS-based optical microrheology can be used to determine the rheological behavior of polymer solutions and the impact of tracer particle chemistry on the measured microrheological response.
(Webinar - Recorded)
Silver colloids and invisible ink
(September 2 2015)
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