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.
Measures the same parameters as our laboratory machines, but in a process monitoring package.
Vasco Kin Particle Sizer
The VASCO KIN, is the most advanced particle size analyzer in the World, only available from Cordouan Technologies. This patented device has many compelling advantages: -In Situ Fiberoptic Probe enables noninvasive measurements through any transparent medium, a vial, beaker, syringe wall and packaging, a sight glass of a reactor, etc. -Multimodal analysis in addition to Cumulant analysis, Pade Laplace and Sparse Bayesian Learning algorithms provide important information hidden in a typical cumulant analysis, providing more accurate size distributions than cumulant analysis for multimodal distributions. -High Speed Data Acquisition with Time Slicing enables rapid kinetic data acquisition to monitor a variety of kinetic phenomena as a consequence of proprietary patented software based correlation algorithms. The Vasco Kin has several options available depending on your sample requirements: -Cuvette Head For conventional sample in cuvette data, a thermoelectric controller is available for measurements from 5-80°C -Patented Differential Thickness Controlled Head for high concentration samples with measurements from 15 to 70°C. -Zeta Potential Option Cordouan offers a package deal of two instruments, one for zeta potential measurements, Wallis, for customers interested in both zeta potential and size measurements. This enables customers to make both size and zeta potential measurements simultaneously.
Wallis Zeta Potential analyzer
WALLIS utilizes Laser Doppler Electrophoresis (LDE) to determine the zeta potential of particles in liquids. An alternating electrical field/voltage is applied between two electrodes immersed deeply in the colloidal suspension; because of electrostatic forces, the charged particles located in between the electrodes undergo a translational motion (electrophoresis). The speed (v ) is directly proportional to the applied electrical field by a factor μe called the electrophoretic mobility. This parameter μe is determined in a very accurate manner by measuring the corresponding Doppler frequency shift fDoppler using a high sensitivity optical heterodyne interferometer scheme
Vasco Particle Size Analyzer
The Vasco Particle Size Analyzer utilizes a patented thin film technology that enables rapid particle size measurements using dynamic light scattering of concentrated suspensions up to 40% without sample preparation. Particle size : 0,5 nm – 10 μm Concentration : 0.1ppm – 40%w/v Temperature: 15 – 90 C Optical filter option to improve measurements on fluorescent samples On-line sample cell option → size kinetics study NanoQ proprietary software Compliant with ISO 13 321 – Particle size analysis – Photon correlation Spectroscopy & ISO 22 412 – Particle size analysis – Dynamic Light Scattering
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.
About: In his previous career he was a bond trader from Wall street. Jimmy has a BS and MBA from Fordham University. He played college football and remains an avid football fan. He enjoys exercising, music, going out boating on the Long Island Sound with his brother and spending time with his children as their schedules permit.
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
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.
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.
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]
A study published in the current edition of Applied Materials and Interfaces journal finds new applications for graphene oxide now that it can be reliably stored and redissolved in various solvents. With the Acorn Area™, Dr. Gao and associates from Zhejiang University and the Joint Graphene Center, studied the unfolding (DU) of a new, flower-shaped single layered graphene oxide[…]
2016 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable MaterialsGrenoble, FranceJune 13–16 Physico-chemical investigation of Cellulose Nanomaterials using NMR relaxationDr. David Fairhurst & S.W. Race,XiGo Nanotools Inc., Bethlehem, PA 18015, USAAbstractCellulose nanomaterials (CNM) demonstrate great promise for use in a wide array of industrial sectors. For example, the theoretical strength-to-weight performance offered by CNM is outstanding. CNM[…]