The Acorn Area measures particles in about 5 minutes, just as they are made, in any liquid, at any concentration: no dilution, drying, or any sample preparation whatsoever.
The Drop performs size measurements of high concentration, high viscosity, opaque and light-sensitive emulsions non-destructively, without dilution.
The Flow enables the user to measure the influence of additives such as surfactants and dispersants on the particle-liquid interface of nanoparticle dispersions. Surfactants are among the most important and the most expensive components in a nanoparticulate dispersion, and optimizing their concentration maximizes formulation stability and profitability.
You don't have to be a "nanotechnologist" in order to generate meaningful results. Our software is designed so that measurements can be performed with little operator training, making our technology accessible to R&D and QC/QA/in-Process applications. Xigo’s patented technology is based on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and, although small in size, functions as a portable NMR machine, capable of a wide range of standard NMR tests in addition to surface area measurements. Xigo seeks to provide devices that help scientists, researchers and corporations improve the performance of nanomaterials ushering the transition of these materials from the research laboratory to commercial applications.
140 units sold to date
We love concentrated dispersions
No sample preparation, no cleanup
No moving parts, no problems
The Acorn Area is an ideal tool to develop electronic dispersions and then later, to monitor the quality of those dispersions in manufacturing.
For scientists looking for revolutionary or novel solutions for the energy capture, transfer, and storage challenges of the 21st century.
Optimize drug product characteristics such as pharmacokinetics and chemical and physical stability at the same time using the most cost effective manufacturing strategy for a given dosage form.
Pigments & Coatings
No particle analyzer was available to determine the wetted surface area of suspensions and slurries, until now.
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Dr. David Fairhurst
About: Dave has climbed some of the world’s largest mountains, flown airplanes, run marathons, and just about every other thrill seeking event you can imagine. When he isn’t explaining how our machines can be used to solve industrial problems, he can be found in South Carolina, enjoying life next to a golf course.
About: When Rob isn't building Acorn Areas and Drops, he is watching NASCAR. Rob knows every NASCAR driver by their first name, their car number, and their ranking in the NASCAR championship. If it has a motor in it and it can go in circles, Rob is interested.
About: Cara is our resident financial wizard and is the do it all Mom and mother of 2 amazing young girls. Cara is the ultimate juggler, managing to keep Xigo's books to the penny and still getting her girls to church, scouts, swim meets, and taking the dog to the vet.
Position: A little bit of everything
About: I have 4 children, all boys, ranging in age from 16-25. One of my favorite things to do with them is watch NFL Football. My favorite team is the New England Patriots. I grew up in Massachusetts, and was a Pats fan at an early age, before they were the powerhouse they are today.I also like to ski, and enjoy doing home renovations. When i was younger I worked in construction and I enjoy working with my hands. I am also a car fanatic, I drive a BMW and I like to watch Formula 1 racing.
Position: Inside Sales
Position: Manager of Xigo United Kingdom
About: Keith manages Xigo Nanotools UK. When he is not visiting the Great Wall of China as you see in this picture, you can find him at one of our customers in the UK, or helping Xigo out in Mumbai.
About: Jesse recently visited us in Japan for a week long extended applications and sales training. Here he is taking a short break from training to enjoy some Japanese cuisine in Osaka.
Need help with your device? These videos may help.
Xigo’s China-based partner Twinson participated at GRAPCHINA 2015, an international graphene innovation conference in Qingdao, China.
Dr. David Fairhurt’s lecture slides from his presentation at the 2015 American Institute of Chemical Engineers meeting in Utah on November 9 on Microemulsions available for download: Fingerprinting Emulsions and Micro-emulsions using Solvent NMR Relaxation and Diffusion measurements
Basically, an Acorn Area. Scientists at NIST and the University of Akron ask and answer the question, “What do we still need to understand to commercialize cellulose nanomaterials?” in an article for the the Institution for Civil Engineers latest publication of its journal on Green Materials. They were kind enough to mention our wetted surface area approach to[…]
Real Time On-Line Wetted Surface Area Measurements Powtex, Osaka, Japan October 16, 2015: Makino Company KK presented online mill slurry monitoring using Xigo Nanotools Acorn Flow. XiGo’s patented NMR based dispersion measuring technology provides an unprecedented level of sensitivity to changes in the wetted surface area of concentrated dispersions. Real time monitoring of the milling[…]
Nihon Rufuto, XiGo Nanotools partner in Japan, will be showing our laboratory machines at this year’s JASIS conference from September 2-4. Come see the latest developments at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall 2-1 Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-city, Chiba Japan 261-0023. See you there!
Thank you to Dr. Takeda, for his poster and conference presentation on the applications of XiGo Nanotools Technology to the characterization of concentrated colloidal dispersions. Dr. Takeda is President of XiGo Nanotools, KK and Takeda Colloid Techno Consulting, KK.
Dr. Rytwo delivers keynote speach on data from Acorn Area at Euroclay’s 2015 conference
See the new home for one of our Acorn Areas here: www.graphene.manchester.ac.uk