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Course Title: Fundamentals of Particle Size Analysis with an Emphasis on Light Scattering Techniques
Categories: 1 - Life Sciences
2 - Pharmaceutical Sciences
3 - Quality/Regulatory/Compliance
4 - Environmental Analysis
5 - Sample Preparation
6 - Spectroscopy
Instructor(s): Alan Rawle, Ulf Nobbmann Course Number: 78
Affiliation: Malvern Instruments Inc.
Course Date: 03/09/2015 - Monday Course Length: 1 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $500 ($710 after 2/20/15) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
A 1-day course that will bring newcomers to the particle sizing field up to speed on the basics (including terminology, international standards and math) of particle size analysis. The main techniques (sieves, sedimentation, electrozone sensing) will be covered but the main emphasis will be on light scattering techniques in particular dynamic light scattering (DLS; 1 – 1000 nm approx.) and laser diffraction (0.1 –3000 m approx.)

Target Audience
Relative newcomers to particle size analysis including laboratory personnel, scientists, graduate students plus those with more experience of the technique but would like more background.

Course Outline
8:30am - 9:30am Introduction & Course Objectives, Particle Sizing Basics – Terms & Terminology & Moment Means. Introduction to sampling
9:30am - 10:30am Fundamentals of Laser Diffraction
10:30am - 11:00am Break
11:00am - 12:00pm Fundamentals of Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS)
12:00pm - 12:30pm Optical property constants
12:30pm - 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm - 2:45pm Laser diffraction – before and after the measurement
2:45pm - 3:30pm Dynamic light scattering – before and after the measurement
3:30pm - 4:00pm Break
4:00pm - 5:00pm Question and Answer Session

Course Instructor's Biography
Alan Rawle, Ph.D in Catalysis, Brunel University, England. Dr. Rawle is Applications Manager for Malvern Instruments. He is active in international standardization working with ISO (SAXS Convener for WG 10 TC 24/SC4 Particle Characterization) and ASTM (E56.02 CoChair Characterization SubCommittee of E56 Committee on Nanotechnology). Ulf Nobbmann Ulf Nobbmann, Ph.D. in Physics, Oklahoma State. Dr. Nobbmann is a light scattering specialist for Malvern Instruments. His research has focussed in the areas of light scattering from biological molecules and nano particles