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NanoSight Adds Temperature Control Capability to its Family of Instrumentation

Published on September 16, 2008 at 8:54 PM

NanoSight Limited, 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.

For more information about NanoSight and how their instrumentation is applied to applications in both the biological and materials sciences, please visit www.nanosight.co.uk

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