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PARTICLE MANIPULATION BY ULTRASONIC STANDING-WAVE FIELDS TO COMPLEMENT DYNAMIC LIGHT-SCATTERING EXPERIMENTS

HOLWILL, IL; DAVIES, GB; TITCHENERHOOKER, NJ; HOARE, M; (1995) PARTICLE MANIPULATION BY ULTRASONIC STANDING-WAVE FIELDS TO COMPLEMENT DYNAMIC LIGHT-SCATTERING EXPERIMENTS. PART PART SYST CHAR , 12 (3) 139 - 147.

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Abstract

Dynamic light scattering is a widely used technique for the sizing of colloidal suspensions. It is capable of measuring particles across the size range from approximately 1 nm to several microns. However the larger particle sizes tend to pose problems for the interpretation of the scattered light signal either by virtue of their light scattering efficiency relative to the smaller species present or the departure of the scattered light signal from Gaussian statistics. Rapid removal of such particles in-situ could extend the use of dynamic light scattering particularly in on-line analysis or laboratory automated measurement. In this paper a method is demonstrated for the in-situ removal of larger particles in suspension by means of ultrasonic standing waves and concurrent dynamic light scattering measurement. The theory behind ultrasonic particle manipulation and its effect on the motion of the particles is discussed. Data from a scattering cell designed to incorporate the ultrasonic technology is presented showing that dynamic light scattering measurements may be carried out under such conditions. Varying the energy density of the ultrasonic field allows particles greater than a defined cut-off diameter to be removed from the measurement region. Theory shows that the minimum cut-off size may be as small as 100 nm. Results presented here demonstrate complete removal at a lower diameter threshold of approximately 2000 nm.

Type: Article
Title: PARTICLE MANIPULATION BY ULTRASONIC STANDING-WAVE FIELDS TO COMPLEMENT DYNAMIC LIGHT-SCATTERING EXPERIMENTS
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Biochemical Engineering
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Engineering Science Faculty Office
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/78619
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