Nanomaterials are materials with nanoscale dimensions where the surface or interface properties dominate over the bulk properties. The very large surface area of these nanomaterials may result in novel physical and chemical properties, such as increased catalytic activity, improved solubility or different optical behavior. 

Nanomaterials are already found in a wide variety of consumer products, such as textiles, paints, sunscreens and other healthcare products. Intensive research is being done in the use of nanomaterials for energy storage and energy conversion, pharmaceuticals, life science applications, solar cells, catalysis, and composite materials, to name a few. Potential nanotoxicity and nanosafety concerns have resulted in a growing number of nano-regulations.  

Control over nanoparticle size distribution and nanoparticle shape, surface properties and dispersion, aggregation stability as well as over elemental and nanocrystalline composition is often crucial for designing new materials for specific applications. Nanofilm thickness, roughness and layer properties are critical parameters in thin film applications. 

Malvern Panalytical offers a range of solutions to support research and development in nanoscience and nanotechnology. X-ray and laser light scattering/diffraction enables to reveal and verify dimensions and structures in all types of nanomaterials. Our X-ray fluorescence spectrometers allow to analyze elemental compositions, e.g. the concentration of doping agents. Nanoparticle tracking analysis is used e.g. as a tool in nanotoxicological studies and for nanoparticle concentration determination, as well as to investigate whether a given sample is classified as a nanomaterial, according to latest definitions.  

Zetasizer range

Zetasizer range

The world’s most widely-used systems for nanoparticle, colloid and biomolecular particle sizing and particle charge measurements

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Measurement Molecular size, Molecular weight, Particle size, Zeta potential
Temperature range 0°C - 120°C
Particle size range 0.3nm - 10µm
Technology Light Scattering, Dynamic Light Scattering, Electrophoretic Light Scattering, Static Light Scattering
Dispersion type Wet
Sample cell type Cuvette
Molecular measurement type Chromotography, Batch measurement

NanoSight range

NanoSight range

Visually track size and count nanoparticles

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Measurement Particle concentration, Particle size, Protein aggregation
Particle size range 0.01µm - 1µm
Technology Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis
Dispersion type Wet

Empyrean Nano Edition

Empyrean Nano Edition

Versatile X-ray scattering platform

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Measurement Molecular weight, Particle shape, Particle size, Surface area, Protein aggregation, Protein stability, Phase identification, Phase quantification, Pore size distribution
Goniometer configuration Vertical goniometer, Θ-Θ
Particle size range 1 - 100 nm
Technology X-ray Diffraction (XRD), X-ray Scattering

Zetasizer range

Zetasizer range

The world’s most widely-used systems for nanoparticle, colloid and biomolecular particle sizing and particle charge measurements

NanoSight range

NanoSight range

Visually track size and count nanoparticles

Empyrean Nano Edition

Empyrean Nano Edition

Versatile X-ray scattering platform

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Measurement Molecular size, Molecular weight, Particle size, Zeta potential Particle concentration, Particle size, Protein aggregation Molecular weight, Particle shape, Particle size, Surface area, Protein aggregation, Protein stability, Phase identification, Phase quantification, Pore size distribution
Temperature range 0°C - 120°C    
Particle size range 0.3nm - 10µm 0.01µm - 1µm 1 - 100 nm
Goniometer configuration     Vertical goniometer, Θ-Θ
Technology Light Scattering, Dynamic Light Scattering, Electrophoretic Light Scattering, Static Light Scattering Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis X-ray Diffraction (XRD), X-ray Scattering
Dispersion type Wet Wet  
Sample cell type Cuvette    
Molecular measurement type Chromotography, Batch measurement    

Zetasizer range

NanoSight range

Empyrean range

Zetasizer range NanoSight range Empyrean range

The world’s most widely-used systems for nanoparticle, colloid and biomolecular particle sizing and particle charge measurements

Visually track size and count nanoparticles

Multipurpose X-ray diffractometers for your analytical needs

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Technology
Dynamic Light Scattering
Electrophoretic Light Scattering
Static Light Scattering
Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis
X-ray Diffraction (XRD)