The Nicomp 380 ZLS technology from Entegris 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.