The Nicomp 380 ZLS technology from Particle Sizing Systems, An Entegris Company combines the sizing ability of Dynamic Light Scattering or DLS with the ability of zeta potential. This combination makes a multi-tool platform for complete characterization of nano-dispersion as well as colloidal systems.
In addition, a range of features are available for sizing (multi-angle, backscattering, APD detector, high-powered lasers) and zeta potential (frequency and phase, small volume and flow through cells, ionic strength corrections). These features make the Nicomp 380 ZLS perfect for nano-particle analysis.
The main features of the Nicomp 380 ZLS technology are:
- Versatile instrument.
- Features frequency and phase analysis modes for calculating zeta potential.
- Electric field can be varied from 1 to 250 Volts/cm; proteins that need mild conditions to metal-oxide particles in organic solvents can be evaluated with a single instrument.
- Includes small volume cells.
- Incorporates numerous ways to compensate for extreme ionic strengths, making the 380 ZLS suitable for evaluating zeta potential in biological systems.