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Using the S3500 for Particle Size Analysis

Using the S3500 for Particle Size Analysis

The S3500 is the first particle size analyzer that uses three red laser diodes that are precisely placed in order to accurately characterize particles as never before. Accurate, repeatable and reliable particle size analysis is provided by the patented Tri-Laser System for a wide range of applications by utilizing the proprietary principle of Modified Mie calculations for non-spherical particles and the established theory of Mie compensation for spherical particles. Particle size from 0.02 to 2800 µm is measured by the S3500.

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Applications for the Microtrac S3500

The Key applications of the Microtrac S3500 are as follows:

  • Chemicals
  • Polymers
  • Coatings
  • Pigments
  • Academic research
  • Cement manufacturing
  • Geological research
  • Metals/metal powders
  • Pharmaceuticals/biotechnology
  • Beverages/food

Microtrac S3500 Features

The main features of the Microtrac S3500 include:

  • Small bench footprint
  • Fixed detectors and lasers
  • Dry and wet measurements
  • Measurement capability from 0.02 to 2800 µm
  • Tri–laser, red, multi-detector, multi-angle optical system
  • Enclosed optical path guarantees complete protection of the optical components leading to no or little operator intervention
  • Algorithms that utilize Modified Mie calculations and Mie compensation for non-spherical particles

Microtrac S3500 Benefits

Benefits of the Microtrac S3500:

  • Small bench footprint lowers the demand of valuable laboratory space
  • Fixed detectors assure proper positioning and provide rugged durability
  • Seamless transition from wet to dry measurement decreases down time
  • Proprietary Modified Mie calculations enables users to accurately measure complicated particles that other particle analyzers struggle to characterize in an accurate manner
  • Utilizing three red lasers brings about an increase in the range of measurement, providing users with the flexibility to conduct analysis on a variety of samples

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