Colloids are systems in which one substance (with particle sizes from 1 nm to 1000 nm) is evenly dispersed throughout another. The interface and colloid science related to these systems has a vast amount of applications, from nanotechnology and biotechnology to the development of pharmaceuticals. Find the measuring instrument that meets your particular needs in the instrument list below – or let us help you find the best solution by contacting us directly.
Anton Paar Products
Automated tapped density analyzers: Autotap
Ball mill: BM500
Compact digital refractometer: Abbemat
Digital heavy duty refractometer: Abbemat
Digital performance refractometer: Abbemat
Dynamic shear rheometer measuring head: DSR 502
Five-station gas pycnometers for true density: PentaPyc and PentaFoam
Fully customizable laboratory automation solution: HTX
Gas sorption analyzer: QUADRASORB evo
Handheld density meter: DMA 35 Basic
Heated sample changer: Xsample 610
Heated sample changer: Xsample 630
High vacuum physisorption/chemisorption analyzers: autosorb iQ
HTR Compact: Rheometer autosampler for high sample throughput
HTR: Rheometer automation for high sample throughput and complex sample handling
Micro Combi Tester: MCT³
Microwave digestion system: Multiwave GO Plus
Microwave reaction platform: Multiwave 5000
Microwave reactor: Monowave
Modular Compact Rheometer: MCR 72/92
Modular Compact Rheometer: MCR 102e/302e/502e
Nanoindentation tester: NHT³
Particle size analyzer: Litesizer
Portable density meter: DMA 35
Rotational Rheometer: RheolabQC
Sample changer: Xsample 320
Sample changer: Xsample 530
SAXS/WAXS/BioSAXS system: SAXSpace
SAXS/WAXS/GISAXS/RheoSAXS laboratory beamline: SAXSpoint 5.0
Single-station gas pycnometers for true density: Ultrapyc
Software for particle analysis: Kalliope™
Surface area analyzer: AutoFlow BET+
Surface area and pore size analyzers: NOVAtouch
Ultra nanoindentation tester: UNHT³
Vacuum and Flow Degasser: FloVac
Vacuum Degasser: XeriPrep
Vapor sorption volumetric gas sorption analyzer: VSTAR
Anton Paar Applications
Quantum dots - Size determination by SAXS
A dispersion of nanosized CdSe quantum dots was analyzed with the SAXSpace system. The particle size, which is a very crucial parameter for the properties of quantum dots, was determined within a very short time.
Protein Mass Determination using Small Angle X-Ray Scattering
The molecular weight of Glucose Isomerase was determined with the SAXSpace small-angle X-ray scattering system. The results are in good agreement with theoretically calculated values from X-ray crystallography data.
Protein Shape Determination by Small Angle X-Ray Scattering
The 3-dimensional shape of Glucose Isomerase in solution was studied with the SAXSpace system. The solution structure of this protein was compared with the crystal structure obtained by X-ray crystallography.
Studying the Internal Structure of Carbon Nanotubes with SAXS
A polymer/multi-walled carbon nanotubes composite was measured with the SAXSpace system. The internal structure of the nanotubes was determined by calculating the electron density profile of the nanotube’s cross-section.
Structural Characterization of a Mesoporous Material
A mesoporous material was studied with the SAXSpace system. Important structural parameters like pore size, degree of polydispersity, total volume fraction of the pores and arrangement of the pores were obtained.
Size and Size Distribution of Gold Nanoparticles by SAXS
Gold nanoparticle dispersions were measured with the SAXSpace system. SAXS proved to be a well-suited method for determining the size distribution of a binary mixture of two dispersions with very similar particle size.
An Insight into the Structure of Surfactants
The structure of inhomogeneous (core-shell) nanoparticles was studied with the SAXSpace system. The internal structure of Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate micelles in water was determined by calculating the radial electron density profile.
Studying the Internal Structure of Lamellar Systems
The SAXSpace system was used to characterize nano-structured lamellae present in a surfactant sample. The internal structure (core-shell) of the lamellae could be precisely determined.
Structure Determination of Interacting Sample Systems
Evaluation of interacting (charged or concentrated) particles requires the knowledge of “form and structure factor”. The unique GIFT software allows to study samples in their original state and to determine the nanostructure of the particles.
Coir fibers - SWAXS studies of structural changes induced by tensile stress
Microfibril angle in coir fibers during tensile straining was studied using the SAXSpace system operated in point collimation mode in combination with the integrated TS 600 tensile stage.
Fast Structure Analysis of Pharmaceutical Excipients by SWAXS for Product Quality Control
The nanostructure of pharmaceutical excipients used as taste masking agents was rapidly determined for quick quality control with the SAXSpace system.
Quality control of pharmaceutical excipients during storage and processing
The structure of pharmaceutical excipients as a function of storage time and temperature was analyzed by small- and wide-angle X-ray scattering using the SAXSpace system.
Small Angle X-Ray Scattering with Microcrystalline Materials
SAXS is routinely used for the characterization of liquid crystalline phases. If the crystalline domains are large and the sample is very viscous the scattering is not averaged over all orientations. The RotorCell enables measuring such samples.
Concentration Measurement of Sodium Hydroxide Solutions by Refractive Index
The concentration of sodium hydroxide in water can be easily and quickly determined by refractive index measurement.
Improve Digestion Quality and Save Money – Microwave Digestion rules out Open Digestion
Reliable elemental analysis results need robust sample preparation to destroy sample matrices or to separate matrix from analytes. The sample preparation step is by far the most error-prone and critical step of the analytical procedure.
Refractive Index Measurement of Ionic Liquids
Ionic liquids are special designer solvents as they are nonvolatile and liquid at ambient temperature, leading to a wide range of applications. Their refractive index helps to control the quality and also to characterize them.
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Refractometers are widely used in the automotive industry, e.g. to control the quality of oils, chemical liquids and solids such as plastics and glasses.
Milk: Know the particles, know the quality
The size of the fat particles in milk can vary, which strongly affects milk quality. Characterizing milk-based particles is fast and accurate with the Litesizer™ 500.
Gold nanoparticles: Size matters, and so does stability
Gold nanoparticles are now used in many fields, from medicine to electronics, but each application has specific particle-size and stability requirements. Gold nanoparticles can be easily monitored with the Litesizer™ 500.
Identifying three different particle sizes in one sample with DLS
Particle suspensions often contain more than one size of particle. However, many particle analyzers cannot resolve particle mixtures, instead they detect an average of all sizes. The Litesizer™ 500 can detect three sizes in one sample.
Nanoparticles for Ceramics: Size, Stability & pH
In nanoparticle suspensions that will be used in ceramics, particle size and stability are of vital importance. Suspension stability is essential to ensure that the particles to stay in suspension, and maintain constant particle size.
Temperature-dependent GISAXS studies on thin films
The temperature-induced decomposition of a thin film structure has been studied using the SAXSpoint system with the new temperature-controlled GISAXS stage.
An insight into the Structure of Copolymer Surfactants
The structure of inhomogeneous (core-shell) nanoparticles was studied with the SAXSpoint system. The internal structure of Pluronic P123 micelles in water was determined by calculating the radial electron density profile.
Collagen - A Validation Sample for SAXS Systems
The performance of the SAXSpoint 2.0 system is evaluated by measurements of tendon collagen. SAXSpoint 2.0 produces data with excellent resolution in the entire angular range and delivers true 2D SWAXS images.
SAXSpoint with MetalJet Source
SAXSpoint now integrates the high-brightness MetalJet X-ray source enabling ultra-fast SAXS measurements in the laboratory.
In-situ GISAXS heating experiments on self-assembled Gold nanoparticles
Thermal morphology changes of self-assembled Gold nanoparticles have been studied using the SAXSpoint system with the temperature controlled GISAXS stage.
Evaluating GISAXS data with SAXSanalysis using the BornAgain export
A detailed GISAXS structure analysis of a monolayer of gold nanoparticles with SAXSanalysis and BornAgain.