Diverse and ever growing in importance, nanoparticle characterization covers a wide range of challenges including:
- Determination of size, concentration, and conformation of functionalized nanobiotherapeutics and diagnostic nanolabels
- Stability assessments of colloidal suspensions or emulsions for the inhaled delivery of controlled-release drugs
- Detection and identification of small quantities of industrial additives that may leach into the environment
- Analysis of size distributions, zeta potential, and aggregation behavior dependent on solution conditions, including pH and ionic strength, of nanoparticles, emulsions and colloids utilized in food, cosmetics, semiconductor processing and a host of other consumer or industrial products
Wyatt’s Light Scattering Toolkit provides essential analytical instrumentation for nanoparticles combined with unparalleled levels of automation, sensitivity and resolution. By turning commonly utilized, low-throughput manual measurements into automated, high-throughput workflows, a plethora of new possibilities are opened to scientists and engineers working in this field.
The measurement techniques applied to nanoparticle and colloid characterization in Wyatt instruments are Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), Multi-Angle static Light Scattering (MALS), Field-Flow Fractionation (FFF) and Massively Parallel Phase Analysis Light Scattering (MP-PALS).