Liquid crystal technology continues to strongly affect modern science and technology. Most commonly applied in LCD screens, these unique materials are further applied for thermometry, optical imaging, in medicine and more. Anton Paar offers a range of solutions for precisely analyzing and characterizing LCs. 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
Digital Refractometer: Abbemat Performance
Domed Cooling Stage for Four-Circle Goniometers: DCS 500
Domed Hot Stage for Four-Circle Goniometers: DHS 1100
Dynamic shear rheometer measuring head: DSR 502
High Temperature Tribometer: THT
High Temperature Ultra Nanoindentation (UNHT³ HTV)
Micro Combi Tester: MCT³
Microindentation Tester: MHT³
Microwave Digestion Rotor: 16HF100
Microwave Digestion Rotor: 16MF100
Microwave extraction rotor: 16SOLV HF100
Microwave extraction rotor: 16SOLV MF100
Microwave-assisted Drying Rotor: 1DRY
Modular Compact Rheometer: MCR 72/92
Modular Compact Rheometer: MCR 102/302/502
Multiwavelengths Refractometer: Abbemat MW
Nanoindentation tester: NHT³
SAXS/WAXS/GISAXS/RheoSAXS laboratory beamline: SAXSpoint 5.0
SWAXS Diffractometer: SAXSpace
Ultra nanoindentation tester: UNHT³
Anton Paar Applications
The Ultra Nanoindentation Tester: New generation of thermal drift free indentation
Spherical Nanoindentation of Polyacrylamide Hydrogels using the Bioindenter (BHT)
Review of Indenter Materials for High Temperature Nanoindentation
Mesoporous thin films - Investigating the structure of multi-layered films by GISAXS
Single- and double-layered mesoporous thin films have been analyzed by GISAXS for their structural properties using the SAXSpoint system.
Size and shape of gold nanoparticles in toluene via SAXS
A solution of colloidal gold nanoparticles was characterized for size and shape by the SAXSpace system.
SAXSpoint with MetalJet Source
SAXSpoint now integrates the high-brightness MetalJet X-ray source enabling ultra-fast SAXS measurements in the laboratory.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Better Sample Preparation of Polymers - Microwave-induced Oxygen Combustion (MIC)
If you have any problems with digesting plastic & polymer samples for elemental analysis due to inhomogeneity or high residual carbon content think about the unique microwave-induced oxygen combustion from Anton Paar.