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.
Flow measurements simplify particle surface analysis. Pour the sample in a beaker and add polymers or surfactants to observe changes at the particle liquid interface.
Process monitoring of the wetted surface area of concentrated suspensions in a manufacturing environment.
Vasco Kin Particle Sizer
Analyzes particle size using patented contactless noninvasive backscatter dynamic light scattering through any transparent medium, a vial, beaker, syringe wall and packaging, a sight glass of a reactor, etc.
Amerigo Size & Zeta Potental
Combines multiangle backscatter particle size and ELS zeta potential measurements in one device. Expansion with Kin contactless remote fiber optic probe and a high concentration module possible.
Vasco Particle Size Analyzer
Utilizes a patented thin film technology that enables rapid particle size measurements using dynamic light scattering of concentrated suspensions. Flow through measurements possible. Temperature range : 15 – 90 C
Wallis Zeta Analyzer
Utilizes Electrophoretic light scattering (ELS) to determine the zeta potential of particles in liquids. Temperature range: 10°C to 70°C +/-0.1°C
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.
Broad Industrial Use
and International Partners
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
United Kingdom: John Paul Cerroti
Partner: UK Business Manager
Address: 2 School Lane, Wigginton, Banbury OX15 4JX
About: John Paul is a Swiss National relocated to the UK. He has a wealth of experience in NMR and product management in scientific instruments.
China: Dr. Jeffrey Yang
Position: General Manager at InSearch Technology
Address: Rm. A2010, Xinlong Building，Jiancaiceng West Road, Beijing, China 100096
Jeffrey has worked in particle analysis over 20 years, leading Quantachrome’s China operation for 10 years. He previously worked at Malvern. He is a member of the Beijing Powder Technology Association, a senior Committee member of the China Particle Society, an expert member of the 10th Committee of the Chinese Chemical Society, a member of the National Particle Standardization Technical Committee, a member of the Expert sub Committee for Sizing methods other than sieving, and particle characterization including sieving of ISO/TC24/SC4.
France: Dr. Sylvain Boj
Address: Cordouan Technologies, Cité de la Photonique 11 Avenue Canteranne – 33600 PESSAC, France
About: Sylvain is the COO of Cordouan Technologies. When he is not managing Cordouan, Sylvain is enjoying the fine wine in the Bordeaux region or sailing in the Mediterranean.
South Korea: JS Kim
Position: Sales Manager
Address: Hwashin Instruments, 10 Nonhyeon-ro 81-Gil, Gangnam-Gu, Seouls, 06237 Korea
About: JS Likes outdoors activities such as camping. His favorite sports are badmiton and baseball. He enjoys playing sports and camping with his 9 year old son.
September, 2019 Xigo Nanotools exhibited the Acorn Area Surface Analyzer. The new Amerigo from Cordouan Tech, and the Vasco Kin wiere also shown. Vasco Kin is the Worlds only contactless dynamic light scattering instrument, and its contactless measuring head is an option on Amerigo. Sean Race, Xigo’s president, commented: “The Vasco Kin prompted a great[…]
June 30, 2019 Insearch Technology Development Beijing Ltd was appointed the exclusive distributor of Xigo Nanotools Inc. products effective July 1, 2019. “Insearch Tech’s team has outstanding technical competence and a great sense of marketing which will enable Xigo to grow marketshare rapidly in this rapidly evolving market”, said Sean Race, Xigo Nanotools, President.
Bordeaux, France & Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 14, 2018– XiGo Nanotools and Cordouan Technologies enter into definitive marketing agreements in the USA &certain regions in Western Europe. Sean Race, XiGo President, comments: “I am delighted to partner with the innovative team at Cordouan. More than any other company, they embody the same creativity and spirit of[…]
On April 11, 2018, Cordouan Technologies, XiGo’s exclusive distributor in France, had the pleasure to exhibit our instrumentation and share results from the Acorn Area presented in a poster co-authored with Dr. Ruxandra Gref and her team of researchers. The presentation demonstrated the sensitivity of the Acorn Area to detect the adsorption of drug on[…]
Please join us at the Royal Society of Chemistry – NPL Symposium – Nanoparticle concentration – critical needs and state-of-the-art measurement in London, UK at the Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House Piccadilly LONDON W1J 0BA on April 24, 2018. XiGo’s John Paul Cerroti will be presenting the Acorn Area in conjunction with Dr. David[…]
September 27th — 30th, Kaohsiung Municipal Government Economic Development Bureau Kaohsiung City
We invite you to join Dr. David Fairhurst, co-founder of XiGo Nanotools, in Manchester, UK this July 10-12, 2017 to hear his latest results on nanocellulose dispersions. The results presented include important information about the structure of this amazing new green nanomaterial in liquids measured via the Acorn Area particle analyzer. For more conference details,[…]
Hwashin Instrument Co. presented Xigo equipment at Korea Lab 2016.
Seoul, Korea, September 23, 2016- The Sales and Support departments of Hwashin Instruments recently completed sales and applications training for XiGo’s patented NMR based dispersion measuring technology at their offices in Seoul, Korea.XiGo Nanotools instruments provide an unprecedented level of sensitivity to changes in the wetted surfaces of particles in concentrated dispersions. Measurements take just[…]
Physico-chemical investigation of Cellulose Nanomaterials using NMR Liquid Relaxation [slideshare id=64137804&doc=tappinano2016xigodffinal1-160718195303]