Optimizing performance starts at the particle liquid interface.
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.
XiGo Nanotools particle technology measures the particle liquid interface of suspensions without dilution, providing a sensitive tool for research and development as well as quality assurance.
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
Broad Industrial Usability
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.
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
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