“Properties such as particle size, size distribution, and zeta potential often directly influence rheological behavior,” said Professor Haber. “Malvern recognizes this and, uniquely, has in-house expertise and instrumentation in both fields. They are an excellent partner for our work. We look forward to using these new tools to push forward understanding in this industrially important area.”
The 500-sq-ft laboratory will contain rotational and capillary rheometers - the Gemini and RH 2000, respectively. These will be complemented by a Zetasizer Nano S for nanoparticle characterization and a Mastersizer 2000 for laser diffraction-based particle-size measurement in the range 0.02–2000 microns. All of these state-of-the art instruments are manufactured by Malvern Instruments.
“Both rheology and particle characterization are core to Malvern’s materials characterization business, so we are delighted to be collaborating with Professor Haber and the CCR,” said Fred Mazzeo, Americas product manager – rheometry, Malvern Instruments. “We know that the world-class researchers at Rutgers will make great use of our systems and we look forward to seeing the results. There is enormous interest in exploring the links between particle properties and rheology, and the outcome of this research will have widespread application.”
Malvern Instruments provides a range of complementary materials characterization tools that deliver inter-related measurements reflecting the complexities of particulates and disperse systems, nanomaterials and macromolecules.
For more details of the full range of Malvern systems, visit www.malvern.com. For Materials Science & Engineering at Rutgers, visit http://ceramicmaterials.rutgers.edu.