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Course Title: Size, Molecular Weight and Zeta Potential Characterization of Nanomaterials
Categories: 1 - Nanoscience
2 - Pharmaceutical Sciences
3 - Polymers
4 - Environmental Analysis
5 - Food
6 - Water-Wastewater
Instructor(s): Anastasia Morfesis Course Number: 79
Affiliation: Malvern Instruments
Course Date: 03/06/2017 - Monday Course Length: 1/2 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 12:30 PM
Fee: $325 ($425 after 2/18/17) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
The objectives of this course are to discuss Dynamic Light Scattering, Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis, Molecular Weight and zeta potential methods. DLS and NTA are versatile and non-destructive measurement techniques that are ideally suited as a metrology of choice for size, stability and identification of nanomaterial, protein molecules, aggregates and emulsions or suspensions in solution. We will also discuss electrophoretic mobility measurements and the importance of zeta potential in understanding interfacial behavior and the formulation of multi- component products. We will discuss; DLS and NTA, differences between these sizing methods, review theory, provide useful tips for sample preparation and analysis of measurement results, molecular weight, introduce micro-rheology and zeta potential.

Target Audience
Anyone working in a field or application area that requires an understanding of particle size, size distribution, aggregation, molecular weight and formulation stability. Scientists involved in the characterization of proteins, biomolecules, liposomes, polymers, metal oxides, water treatment, nanotechnology and other material research applications.

Course Outline
8:30 –Introduction & Course Objectives
8:40 - Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) Theory, Molecular Weight (MW) and Data Analysis
9:20 - Nano Tracking Analysis; Number Average Distribution Results
for Nanoparticle Characterization
10:00 – Break
10:20 – DLS and MW Applications and Data Interpretation
11:00 - Electrophoretic Light Scattering (ELS), Measurements, Interfacial Interactions
and Data Analysis
11:40 – Zeta Potential Applications and Data Interpretation
12:10 – Open Discussion & Questions
12:30 – End

Course Instructor's Biography
Ulf Nobbmann, Ph.D. in Physics, Oklahoma State. Dr. Nobbmann is a Product Manager for light scattering technologies at Malvern Instruments. His research interests have focused on light scattering with biological molecules and Nanoparticles. Ana Morfesis, Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Dr. Morfesis is a Technical/Scientific Advisor for light scattering technologies at Malvern Instruments. Her research has focused on the areas of light scattering and zeta potential of Nano-materials and environmental applications.