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New horizons in particle analysis

The better you know your particles, the better you can predict your materials’ behavior. Parameters you want to measure for these investigations include particle size, pore size, particle shape, internal structure, zeta potential, surface area, reactive area, density, powder flow, and many more. Anton Paar offers you instrumentation for all of them and more – it’s the broadest particle characterization portfolio available from one single provider worldwide.

Make use of this wide choice and also benefit from decade-long expertise in the field – all at only one point of contact.

Technologies, parameters, instruments: Find out what’s perfect for you!

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Dispertion Type

Measurement Range
Vapor Uptake Gravimetric Water Vapor Sorption Dry
Surface Area Range Gas Sorption (BET), Dynamic Flow BET Analysis Minimum Measurable Surface Area
0.1 m²/g
Surface Area Range / Pore Size Range Gas Sorption Surface Area, Pore Size
2 nm to 500 nm (with N or Ar)
0.35 nm to 2 nm (with CO₂ on C)
Minimum Measurable Surface Area
0.1 m²/g
Surface Area, Pore Size Gas Sorption (Physisorption, Chemisorption) Dry Pore Size Range
0.35 nm to 500 nm
Minimum Measurable Surface Area
from 0.0005 m²/g with krypton, from 0.01 m²/g with N₂
Density Bulk Density Dry Volume Range
1 cc
Reactive Area Gas Sorption (Chemisorption) Dry
Reactive Area Gas Sorption (Chemisorption) Dry
Sample Preparation Vacuum, Flow Degassing Dry
Gas storage capacity High Pressure, Gas Sorption Dry
Particle Size Dynamic Light Scattering Liquid Particle Size Range
0.3 nm to 10 µm
Particle Size, Zeta Potential Dynamic Light Scattering, Electrophoretic Light Scattering (ELS), Static Light Scattering (SLS) Liquid Particle Size Range
0.3 nm to 10 µm
Sample Preparation Vacuum, Flow Degassing Dry
Powder Flow Properties Multiple Powder Flow Measurement Methods Rheology Dry / Liquid Particle Size Range
5 nm to 5 mm
Density Gas Pycnometry Volume Range
0.025 cc
Sample Preparation Representative Sampling Dry Volume Range
20 cc
Surface Area, Pore Size Gas Sorption Dry Pore Size Range
0.35 nm to 500 nm / 2 nm to 500 nm (with N or Ar)
0.35 nm to 2 nm (with CO₂ on C)
Minimum Measurable Surface Area
0.01 m²/g
Cell Porosity Gas Pycnometry Dry Volume Range
1 cc
Density Gas Pycnometry Dry Volume Range
1 cc
Pore Size Porosimetry Dry Volume Range
0.05 cc
Pore Size Range
1100 µm to 0.0064 µm
Particle Size Laser Diffraction Dry / Liquid Particle Size Range
0.1 μm (dry) / 0.04 μm (wet) to 500 μm
Particle Size Laser Diffraction Dry / Liquid Particle Size Range
0.1 μm (dry) / 0.04 μm (wet) to 2500 μm
Particle Size Laser Diffraction Dry / Liquid Particle Size Range
0.3 μm (dry) / 0.2 μm (wet) to 500 μm
Surface Area, Pore Size Gas Sorption Dry Pore Size Range
0.35 nm to 500 nm
0.35 nm to 2 nm (with CO₂ on C)
Minimum Measurable Surface Area
0.01 m²/g; 0.0005 m²/g
Particle Size, Particle Shape and Internal Structure SAXS, WAXS, GISAXS Dry / Liquid Particle Size Range / Pore Size Range
<1 nm to 105 nm (q range (Cu K-alpha): 0.03 nm⁻¹ to 41 nm⁻¹)
Particle Size, Particle Shape and Internal Structure SAXS, WAXS, GISAXS Dry / Liquid Particle Size Range / Pore Size Range
<1 nm to 160 nm (q range (Cu K-alpha): 0.02 nm⁻¹ to 41 nm⁻¹)
Cell Porosity Gas Pycnometry Dry Volume Range
1 cc
Density Gas Pycnometry Dry Volume Range
1 cc
Vapor Uptake Vapor Sorption Dry
Sample Preparation Vacuum Degassing Dry

Experts from the start

As broad as the particle characterization portfolio of Anton Paar is, many instruments have one thing in common: They have been the first of their kind and are still the flagship instruments in their field. For example, PSA, invented back in 1967, was the first particle size analyzer using laser diffraction technology. The first commercial small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) camera, developed by Otto Kratky in 1957, was manufactured by Anton Paar. Today, Anton Paar SAXS systems are still the benchmark when it comes to this technology. Quantachrome Instruments, a brand of Anton Paar, started to make its way to the top in 1968. Ever since then, dedicated teams of scientists have developed innovations in close contact with users, resulting in the best possible solutions for measuring porous materials and powders.

Use the Anton Paar expertise in particle characterization for your particle research and material development.

Along with a wide range of specific instrumentation, Anton Paar offers extensive application consulting as well as application information. Application reports, the Anton Paar Wiki, the Anton Paar Blog, and webinars offer in-depth knowledge on particle characterization topics such as: 

  • Dynamic light scattering (DLS): The basic concept for measuring the particle size
  • Particle size determination
  • Particle size distribution
  • Basics of laser diffraction (LD)
  • Powder rheology
  • Nanostructure analysis with small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS)
  • Surface area determination
  • Solid density of powders
  • How to measure zeta potential with (ELS)
  • and many more …

Use these resources and our long-standing expertise in particle characterization to explore new fields of application and achieve optimal results in production, quality control, and product development. Of course, you can also reach out directly to us with any questions concerning instruments and applications.

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Get hands-on experience at the Anton Paar Technical Centers.

Are you a hands-on person who prefers to see our instruments in real-life? See if one of our Technical Centers has your desired instrument available or if a particle characterization seminar is planned in your region.

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Free Particle Characterization Webinars

Upcoming live webinars

Powder Rheology 4: Cohesion and Cohesion Strength of Powders

The fourth webinar in the webinar series on powder rheology focuses on the cohesion and cohesion strength of powders and granular media.

Best for European & Asian time zones
Date: November 26, 2018, 9 AM to 9.30 AM CET
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Date: November 26, 2018, 11 AM to 11.30 AM EST
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New horizons in particle analysis

Register for this free live webinar to get to know our new and comprehensive particle characterization portfolio – the world’s broadest portfolio for particle characterization in fact. It covers instruments from analyzers for solid density, adsorption, particle size and powder rheology, as well as porosimeters and SAXS systems. These instruments employ technologies such as laser diffraction, dynamic light scattering, multiple powder flow measurement, vapor sorption, gas sorption, porosimetry, bulk density, vacuum and flow degassing, and many more.

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Date: November 28, 2018, 9 AM to 10 AM CET
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Date: November 28, 2018, 11 AM to 12 AM EST
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Powder Rheology 5: Wall Friction and Compressibility – Simple but Powerful Powder Parameters

The fifth webinar in the series on powder rheology concentrates on three powder parameters which depend on the applied stresses: wall friction, compressibility, and permeability.

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Date: December 17, 2018, 9 AM to 9.30 AM CET
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Date: December 17, 2018, 11 AM to 11.30 AM EST
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