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.

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.

Morphologi range

Morphologi range

Automated imaging for advanced particle characterization

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Measurement Particle shape, Particle size
Particle size range 0.5µm - 1300µm
Technology Image analysis
Dispersion type Wet, Dry

Empyrean

Empyrean

The intelligent diffractometer

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Measurement Crystal structure determination, Phase identification, Phase quantification, Contaminant detection and analysis, Residual stress, Epitaxy analysis, Interface roughness, Texture analysis, 3D structure / imaging, Reciprocal space analysis
Goniometer configuration Vertical goniometer, Θ-Θ
Particle size range 1 - 100 nm
Technology X-ray Diffraction (XRD)

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

Morphologi range

Morphologi range

Automated imaging for advanced particle characterization

Empyrean

Empyrean

The intelligent diffractometer

Empyrean Nano Edition

Empyrean Nano Edition

Versatile X-ray scattering platform

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Measurement Particle shape, Particle size Crystal structure determination, Phase identification, Phase quantification, Contaminant detection and analysis, Residual stress, Epitaxy analysis, Interface roughness, Texture analysis, 3D structure / imaging, Reciprocal space analysis Molecular weight, Particle shape, Particle size, Surface area, Protein aggregation, Protein stability, Phase identification, Phase quantification, Pore size distribution
Particle size range 0.5µm - 1300µm 1 - 100 nm 1 - 100 nm
Goniometer configuration   Vertical goniometer, Θ-Θ Vertical goniometer, Θ-Θ
Technology Image analysis X-ray Diffraction (XRD) X-ray Diffraction (XRD), X-ray Scattering
Dispersion type Wet, Dry    

Morphologi range

Empyrean Nano Edition

Morphologi range Empyrean Nano Edition

Automated imaging for advanced particle characterization

Versatile X-ray scattering platform

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