Application Library

Nov 7, 2019

Brookhaven ZetaPALS Instruments Juggles Many Diverse Projects in Sheffield

The Department of Chemical and Process Engineering at Sheffield University is making full use of its new Brookhaven NanoBrook ZetaPALS instrument for a number of diverse projects based on polymer colloids. Dr Alex Routh, Lecturer and specialist in this area, described the range of applications for which the system is being used: “The Department is […]

Applications: DLSNanoParticlesZeta
Instruments: NanoBrook Series
Nov 7, 2019

MIT Chooses Brookhaven Instruments Again For Particle Sizing

A research group in the Chemical Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USA has recently chosen the NanoBrook ZetaPALS Zeta Potential Analyzer from Brookhaven Instruments to replace an older Brookhaven Instruments particle sizing instrument. The lab studies problems associated with the controlled release of pharmaceuticals, and uses the ZetaPALS analyzer […]

Applications: Self-assembled
Instruments: NanoBrook Series
Nov 7, 2019

Brookhaven Instruments’ New Dielectric Constant Meter

Brookhaven Instruments’ BI-870 Dielectric Constant Meter is a fast and easy-to-use tool for measuring the dielectric constant of liquids. This rugged, compact meter solves the problems associated with measuring mixed liquids and provides the user with precise indication of a suspension’s stability. The BI-870 Dielectric Constant Meter is equipped with a durable, handheld probe made […]

Applications: Self-assembled
Instruments: BI-870
Nov 7, 2019

Brookhaven BI-MwA is a firm favourite at Firmenich SA

Scientists at the Swiss fragrance and flavour company Firmenich SA have recently installed the BI-MwA Molecular Weight Analyzer from Brookhaven Instruments to characterize polysaccharides used for flavour encapsulation. Dr Ennio Cantergiani, Physical Chemist and Project Leader in the R&D department explained: “Polysaccharides, in particular maltodextrins, are used extensively in the food industry and their behaviour […]

Applications: Self-assembled
Instruments: BI-MwA
Nov 7, 2019

Use of XDC for Characterizing Fine ZnO in Sun Screen Application

Once favoured only by lifeguards and mountaineers, sunscreens based on zinc oxide are now one of the coolest forms of skincare. New transparent zinc oxide formulations rely on accurate measurement of particle size distribution to combine cosmetic appeal with powerful ultraviolet-stopping ability. Zinc oxide has a long and honourable history as an ingredient in skin-care […]

Applications: NanoParticles
Instruments: BI-XDC
Nov 7, 2019

Titanium Dioxide, Zeta Potential at Low pH: Penn State

A research group in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University uses a Brookhaven ZetaPALS instrument to characterize the zeta potential of titania particles in very low pH environments. Themis Matsoukas, Associate Professor in the department, explained: “We work with titania nanoparticles at pH between 0.5 and 2. These particles are formed in […]

Applications: NanoParticles
Instruments: NanoBrook Series
Nov 7, 2019

Brookhaven Instruments Correlator Improves Aggregate Characterization

The University of Manchester’s School of Pharmacy has been using a Brookhaven BI-9000AT correlator to help improve research procedures and the instrument has proven particularly well matched to the detection of aggregates measuring only a few nanometers in size. The BI-9000AT was chosen over competitive systems because it offered more advanced features. These have been […]

Applications: AggregationNanoParticles
Instruments: TurboCorr
Nov 7, 2019

Brookhaven Instruments BI-9000AT Correlator Assists UK Universities with SQELS Biopolymer Research

The Brookhaven Instruments BI-9000AT Correlator is proving very useful for many research applications and has become popular with several leading university departments in the UK. This popularity stems not only from the instrument’s performance, but also from the responsive service of the Brookhaven Instruments support team. A leading UK university and long-standing client of Brookhaven […]

Applications: BiomaterialsPolymers
Instruments: TurboCorr
Nov 7, 2019

BI-200SM Goniometer Used in Nanoparticle Dynamic Light Scattering

In the study entitled “Strain specificity in Antimicrobial Activity of Silver and Copper Nanoparticles,” four strains of Escherichia coli, three strains of each Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus Aureus were used to assess the antimicrobial properties of silver and copper nanoparticles. The Brookhaven BI-200SM Goniometer was used in particle size measurement of suspended nanoparticles via dynamic light scattering (DLS). Bacterial experiments […]

Applications: Emulsions
Instruments: BI-200SM
Nov 7, 2019

Particle and Polymer Characterization

The University of Manchester’s School of Pharmacy has been using a Brookhaven Instruments TurboCorr Digital Autocorrelator to help improve research procedures and the instrument has been proven particularly well matched to the detection of aggregates measuring only a few nanometers in size. The TurboCorr was chosen over competitive systems because it offered more advanced features. […]

Applications: ColloidsSizing
Instruments: TurboCorr