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Posted: July 7, 2009
Malvern to Sponsor Hands-on sShort Course at Colloids Conference
(Nanowerk News) Materials characterization company Malvern Instruments is the sole sponsor of the pre-conference short course being held on 5-6 September 2009, ahead of the 23rd annual conference of the European Colloid and Interface Society (ECIS 2009, 6 – 11th September, Antalya, Turkey). The course will give up to 30 participants hands-on application experience in rheology, zeta potential and dynamic light scattering measurements relating to surfactant and polymer self-assembly.
Entitled 'Self-assembly of Surfactants and Polymers: Fundamentals and Application', the one and a half day course will include 10-12 hours of lectures given by surface chemist and colloid expert, Professor Bjorn Lindman, from the University of Lund, Sweden. To ensure the course includes reliable and engaging application experience for participants, Malvern is supplying Kinexus rotational rheometer platforms and Zetasizer Nano systems for hands-on sessions. Online course registration can be found at: http://www.ecis2009.org/index.php?id=pre-conferenceworkshop.
Development of worm-like micellar microstructure
There is a growing demand in both medical and materials science for increasingly accurate, yet straightforward, methods to study the behaviour of colloids and measure multiple particle interactions. Malvern’s new Kinexus rheometer and unique rSpace software user interface opens up robust and reliable methodology and procedures for characterising the rheological properties of colloids while sample properties available for measurement with the Zetasizer Nano system include particle size, molecular weight, and zeta potential.
About Malvern Instruments
Malvern Instruments provides a range of complementary materials characterization tools that deliver inter-related measurements reflecting the complexities of particulates and disperse systems, nanomaterials and macromolecules. Analytical instruments from Malvern are used in the characterization of a wide variety of materials, from industrial bulk powders to nanomaterials and delicate macromolecules. A broad portfolio of innovative technologies is combined with intelligent, user-friendly software. These systems deliver industrially relevant data enabling our customers to make the connection between micro (such as particle size) and macro (bulk) material properties (rheology) and chemical composition (chemical imaging).
Particle size, particle shape, zeta potential, molecular weight, chemical composition and rheological properties measurements are now joined by advanced chromatography solutions (GPC/SEC), extending Malvern’s technologies for protein molecular weight, size and aggregation measurements, and synthetic polymer molecular weight and distribution. The company’s laboratory, at-line, on-line and in-line solutions are proven in sectors as diverse as cement production and pharmaceutical drug discovery.
Headquartered in Malvern, UK, Malvern Instruments has subsidiary organizations in all major European markets, North America, China, Korea and Japan, a joint venture in India, a global distributor network and applications laboratories around the world