Zetasizer Nano Z

The Zetasizer Nano Z system is dedicated to the measurement of zeta potential and electrophoretic mobility in aqueous and non-aqueous dispersions using Laser Doppler Micro-Electrophoresis.

The Zetasizer Nano Z is the perfect system for measuring zeta potential and electrophoretic mobility of colloids and nanoparticles, when the measurement of size or molecular weight is not required.

  • Zeta potential using patented M3-PALS technology.
  • A ‘Quality Factor’ and ‘Expert Advice System’ gives the confidence of having an expert at your shoulder.
  • 21CFR part 11 software option to enable compliance with ER/ES.
  • Research software option to give access to further features and analysis algorithms for the light scattering specialist.
  • Automation of measurements using an autotitrator option.
  • Alternative laser, 50mW at 532nm for samples incompatible with the standard 633nm laser.
  • Optical filter option to improve measurements with fluorescent sample.
  • Temperature range extension option to 120°C.

Accessories

The MPT-2 is an accessory for the Zetasizer Nano that provides extensive automation for a number of measurements that are routinely required when characterizing the size and zeta potential of dispersed particles and molecules.

Both the size and zeta potential can be measured in sequence as part of the automated titration.

pH is one of the main influences of the zeta potential of materials, so measuring zeta potential as a function of pH, and the determination of the isoelectric point are often required. Automating this improves productivity by proving a complete measurement using a stored method.

Conductivity is also measured, and automation can speed up the determination of whether ions in a formulation are specifically or non-specifically bound.

The same automation can be extended to study the effect of the concentration of additives such as surfactants and polyelectrolytes, and there is a dilution function to study the effect of dilution on the size and zeta potential of the sample.

The Zetasizer NanoSampler can accommodate up to 96 sample vials, accurately delivering up to 3 sequential aliquots of each sample into the Zetasizer Nano for automated particle size or molecular size measurements. All operation remains within the easy-to-use Zetasizer software using the simple Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) interface. The NanoSampler is delivered complete with the software, analysis cell and fittings to attach to the Zetasizer Nano instrument.