LM10 Nanoparticle Characterization System from NanoSight

The NanoSight LM10 is ideally suited for use within research laboratories worldwide.

The instrument, which is based on a conventional optical microscope, uses a laser light source to illuminate nano-scale particles within a 0.3 ml sample introduced to the viewing unit with a disposable syringe. Enhanced by a near perfect black background, particles appear individually as point-scatterers moving under Brownian motion.

Polydisperse and multimodal systems are instantly recognisable and quantifiable, as are agglomerates and contaminants.

The image analysis Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA) software suite allows users to automatically track and size nanoparticles on an individual basis. Results are displayed as a frequency size distribution graph and output to spreadsheet. In addition, video clips of images may be captured and archived for future reference.

Applications

The LM10 is proven with most nanoparticle classes down to 10nm (dependent upon particle type) dispersed in a wide range of solvents:

  • Ceramic and metallic nanoparticles
  • Pharmaceutical nanoparticles - liposomes
  • Viruses
  • Carbon nanotubes (multi-walled)
  • Colloidal suspensions and polymer nanoparticles
  • Cosmetics and foodstuffs