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Malvern Mastersizer 3000

  • Broad measurement range: from 10 nm to 3.5 mm with exceptional resolution in the sub-micron range
  • Class-leading particle sizing performance in a compact footprint
  • Intuitive software with built-in expertise to ease your workload
  • Rapid and effective wet dispersion
  • Fast, reliable particle size measurement of fragile and cohesive dry powders

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Smarter particle sizing

The Mastersizer 3000 is the latest generation of the world’s most popular particle sizing instrument. Incorporating expert engineering and applications know-how into every stage of its design

The Mastersizer 3000 laser diffraction particle size analyzer delivers rapid, accurate particle size distributions for both wet and dry dispersions with the minimum of effort. Measuring over the nanometer to millimeter particle size ranges, it packs exceptional performance into the smallest of footprints, bringing operator-independent measurements that every user can rely on.

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Specifications

Specifications

Particle size
Suspensions, emulsions, dry powders

Principle
Laser light scattering

Analysis
Mie and Fraunhofer scattering

Data acquisition rate
10 kHz

Typical measurement time
<10 sec

OpticsRed light source: Max. 4mW He-Ne, 632.8nmBlue light source: Max. 10mW LED, 470nmLens arrangement: Reverse Fourier (convergent beam)Effective focal length: 300mm

Detector
Arrangement: Log-spaced array
Angular range: 0.015 - 144 degrees
Alignment: Automatic

Size
Particle size: 0.01 - 3500 µm
Number of size classes: 100 (user adjustable)
Accuracy: Better than 0.6%
Precision / Repeatability: Better than 0.5% variation
Reproducibility:Better than 1% variation

Dimensions
690 (W) x 300 (D) x 450 (H) mm

Weight
30 kg

How it works

How it works

The Mastersizer 3000 uses the technique of laser diffraction to measure the size of particles. It does this by measuring the intensity of light scattered as a laser beam passes through a dispersed particulate sample. This data is then analyzed to calculate the size of the particles that created the scattering pattern.

A typical system is made up of three main elements:

  • Optical bench - A dispersed sample passes though the measurement area of the optical bench, where a laser beam illuminates the particles. A series of detectors then accurately measure the intensity of light scattered by the particles within the sample for both red and blue light wavelengths and over a wide range of angles.
  • Sample dispersion units (accessories). Sample dispersion is controlled by a range of wet and dry dispersion units. These ensure the particles are delivered to the measurement area of the optical bench at the correct concentration and in a suitable, stable state of dispersion.
  • Instrument software. The Mastersizer 3000 software controls the system during the measurement process and analyzes the scattering data to calculate a particle size distribution. It also provides both instant feedback during method development and expert advice on the quality of the results.
Accessories

Accessories

Hydro Sight
See you dispersion
The Hydro Sight™ is a revolutionary accessory for the Mastersizer range of instruments providing rapid visualization and assessment of your liquid particle dispersion during a measurement.

Hydro SV
Small volume wet sample dispersion
The Hydro SV is a simple, cost effective liquid dispersion unit designed to enable particle size analysis using small volumes of sample and dispersant.

Hydro MV
Medium volume automated dispersion unit
The Hydro MV is medium volume unit for the controlled, automated wet dispersion of samples for particle size analysis. Suitable for both aqueous and non-aqueous applications, it is especially useful when sample size is limited and/or dispersant use must be minimized.

Hydro LV
Large volume wet sample dispersion
The Hydro LV is an automated large volume unit that controls wet dispersion of materials for particle size analysis. It is especially suitable for applications where the sample size is relatively large or the size distribution is very broad.

Hydro EV
Flexible volume wet dispersion
A unique dip-in wet sample dispersion unit that can be used with standard laboratory glassware. Suitable for a wide variety of dispersant volumes and particle size ranges.

Hydro SM
Small volume entry level wet dispersion unit
The Hydro SM is a cost effective wet sample dispersion unit designed for measuring samples in non-aqueous dispersants where solvent usage needs to be minimized.

Aero S
State-of-the-art dry powder dispersion
Setting new standards for dry powder dispersion, the Aero S has been designed from the ground up based upon fundamental powder dispersion theory. The modular design ensures rapid and reproducible dispersion of the widest range of samples from cohesive powders to fragile materials.

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