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Dynamic Light Scattering, Nano Tracking Analysis and Zeta Potential; Characterization of Nano-Materials

  • Room: Short Course Office S100C
  • Session Number: SC1236
Tuesday, March 03, 2020: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Duration:1/2 Day Course


Ana Morfesis
Malvern Panalytical Inc
Ulf Nobbmann
Product Manager - Nanometrics
Malvern Panalytical


The objectives are to discuss Dynamic Light Scattering, Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis, Molecular Weight and zeta potential methods. DLS and NTA are versatile and non-destructive measurement techniques that are ideally suited as a metrology of choice for size, stability and identification of nanomaterial, protein molecules, aggregates and emulsions or suspensions in solution. We will also discuss the importance of zeta potential in understanding interfacial behavior and the formulation of multi- component products. Discussions will include; the differences between sizing methods, theory, useful tips for sample preparation and analysis of measurement results, molecular weight, micro-rheology and zeta potential.


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Learning Objectives

8:30 –Introduction & Course Objectives
8:40 - Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) Theory, Molecular Weight (MW) and Data Analysis
9:20 - Nano Tracking Analysis; Number Average Distribution Results
for Nanoparticle Characterization
10:00 – Break
10:20 – DLS and MW Applications and Data Interpretation
11:00 - Electrophoretic Light Scattering (ELS), Measurements, Interfacial Interactions
and Data Analysis
11:40 – Zeta Potential Applications and Data Interpretation
12:10 – Open Discussion & Questions
12:30 – End

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Target Audience:
Anyone working in the application area that requires an understanding of particle size, size distribution, aggregation, molecular weight and formulation stability. Scientists involved in the characterization of nanoparticles, proteins, biomolecules, liposomes, polymers, metal oxides, water treatment and nanotechnology.

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