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Particle Surface Area Analyzer
The AcornTMArea is a revolutionary instrument designed to measure the surface area of particles or droplets dispersed in any type of liquid. This new generation (patented) technique is based on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and offers many advantages in comparison with conventional first generation surface area instrumentation.
Measurements with the Acorn Area are simple and easy. Suspensions and emulsions can be measured non-invasively, without dilution. One ml of the dispersion is placed in a glass vial and then inserted into the sample chamber. The test sequence is initiated with a key stroke and within minutes, the proprietary AreaQuantTM software algorithm reports the total measured surface area.
Principle of Operation: The liquid in contact with the surface of a particle behaves differently from that of the bulk, or "free" liquid and this effect can be detected through NMR relaxation and diffusion measurements. The AreaQuant software differentiates that behavior and quantifies the surface area from these measurements.
The Acorn Area Advantage:
This particle size analyzer is small, lightweight and portable, yet robust
No moving parts and no adjustments are necessary
Acorn Area particle surface area analyzer is designed for use in the R&D or the QC laboratory
Compatible with XP, Vista or Windows 7
The Acorn Area works with a wide range of materials in virtually any liquid including:
Ceramics & Refractories
Cosmetics & Personal Care
Pigments and Fillers
It is the ideal choice for fast analysis of solid or liquid particles of any size or shape and works up to high solids concentrations.
With the Acorn Area the particle surface area measurement time is minimal - no sample preparation and no clean-up means significantly increased sample throughput. Important processes such as milling or grinding can be monitored in virtually real time.
Interface: PC via USB
Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
Voltage: 100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption: 120 Watts
LxWxH: 270x360x140 mm
Wt.: 7 kg