28-Nov-2012 - Malvern Panalytical Ltd.

Hiroshima University is first to install Malvern Instruments’ new Zetasizer Nano ZSP

Dr Kikuo Okuyama ofthe Department of Chemical Engineering at the Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University in Japan, was the first customer to take delivery of a Zetasizer Nano ZSP from Malvern Instruments.

In Dr Okuyama’s work the objective is to find alternative materials for rare earths and to develop rare earth-free functional materials. This involves research into the composition and structure of functional fine particles and will use the Zetasizer Nano ZSP in the evaluation of nano particle size, dispersion and surface chemistry.

“The Zetasizer Nano ZSP will be used for the evaluation of nano particle size, dispersion and surface chemistry.  Size and zeta potential will be measured when particles are produced and the data will be used to confirm the effect of changes in the chemistry of particles,” explained Dr Okuyama. “Our main objective is to find alternative materials for rare earths and to develop rare earth-free functional materials for use in applications such as high performance motors, white LED, battery and photocatalyst materials.”

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