Particle shape

Beyond particle size measurements.

In addition to particle size, particle shape can also have a significant impact upon the performance and process handling of many particulate materials.

Malvern Panalytical’s image analysis range of particle characterization systems measure particle shape for both wet and dry dispersed samples from 0.5 microns up to several millimeters. Applications where particle shape measurements can be used to improve product performance include;

  • Bioavailability of drug particles in tablets and suspensions
  • Material strength in metal and ceramic sintered components
  • Printing quality of toners and solder pastes
  • Packing behavior of chromatography columns
  • Quality of finish in mineral-based coatings
  • Cutting performance of SiC abrasives for solar panel manufacture.

Nano-sized particles

Small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) measurements can be used to investigate the shape of nano-sized particles and to determine the (low-resolution) envelope shape of biological macromolecules.

Dynamic imaging

Want to combine laser diffraction with dynamic imaging? Discover the Hydro Insight, the dynamic imaging accessory for the Mastersizer 3000.

Morphologi range

Morphologi range

Automated imaging for advanced particle characterization

Empyrean Nano Edition

Empyrean Nano Edition

Versatile X-ray scattering platform

Measurement type
Particle shape
Particle size
Particle size range 0.5µm - 1300µm 1 - 100 nm
Image analysis
X-ray Scattering