the nanoparticle characterization company, has announced additional temperature
control capability for its family of instrumentation.
NanoSight's new temperature stage with the LM20 nanoparticle characterization system
As temperature directly affects diffusion speeds, the measurement of temperature
has always been a key variable in NanoSight analysis. Temperature is routinely
measured by NanoSight instruments and, when using aqueous systems, look-up tables
embedded in the software will apply the appropriate viscosity. Users of other
solvents may input the viscosity manually.
In response to user requests, NanoSight has now introduced a temperature- controlled
stage, which operates from five degrees below ambient to 50°C. This may
be retrofitted to the NanoSight LM20 instrument. This stage meets two immediate
needs: for life-sciences users, it can operate at mammalian body temperatures.
For users working in solvents, it can maintain 25°C, the standard temperature
for readily-available viscosity data. Accuracy is provided to a level of +/-
1°C and is controlled directly from the system's software.
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