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Anton Paar USA: Small Angle Light Scattering for Rheologists
October 7, 2003
Anton Paar USA announced the introduction of the new Physica Small Angle Light Scattering module (Rheo-SALS), an expansion module for their MCR series of rheometers that allows simultaneous rheological and light scattering measurements. While rheological measurements provide information on the bulk, or macroscopic, properties of a material, SALS can probe the microstructure of a material at the same time. Since bulk properties often depend to a large extent upon microstructure, simultaneous measurements are beneficial for gaining a better understanding of a material's overall rheological behavior. It features a complete Small Angle Light Scattering system including a laser block, a temperature controlled rheo-optical measuring cell, focusing optics, and a detection unit—including a CCD camera. These come as a complete, ready to run SALS module, or you can order any of the components separately. This modular concept allows you to build your optical setup using components you may already have, such as a CCD camera.