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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: 16
Affiliation: Malvern Instruments Inc.
Course Date: 03/07/2016 - Monday Course Length: 1 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $550 ($750 after 2/12/16) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
A full 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 um 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
Session 1 - 1 hour - Introduction & Course Objectives, Particle Sizing Basics – Terms & Terminology & Moment Means. Introduction to sampling
Session 2 - 1 hour - Fundamentals of Laser Diffraction
Session 3 - 30 minutes - Break
Session 4 - 1 hour - Fundamentals of Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS)
Session 5 - 30 minutes - Optical property constants
Session 6 - 90 minutes - Lunch
Session 7 - 45 minutes - Laser diffraction – before and after the measurement
Session 8 - 45 minutes - Dynamic light scattering – before and after the measurement
Session 9 - 30 minutes - Break
Session 10 - Up to 1 hour - Question and Answer Session
Minimum of 5.5 hours direct contact time up to 6.5 hours depending on questions

Course Instructor's Biography
Technical staff from Malvern Instruments Inc., USA (1) 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 (TC 24/SC4 Particle Characterization) and ASTM (E56.02 CoChair Characterization SubCommittee of E56 Committee on Nanotechnology). (2) 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. Course presentation material will be available in advance in Powerpoint and appropriate electronic format. Material will be scientific and not commercial.