Graphene oxide solutions found with Acorn Area, again

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[…]

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Dr. Fairhurst to Speak at TAPPI Intl. Conference

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[…]

Exploring Surfaces with Acorn Area

Exploring Surfaces with the Acorn Area – Webinar

Live with Dr. David Fairhurst Better understand concentrated dispersions. Acorn Particle Analyzers utilizepatented nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technology to evaluate the wetted surfaces of concentrated dispersions with simplicity, speed and versatility.Scientists in pharmaceuticals, pigments, adhesives, electronics, and energy have found XiGo’s Acorn Particle Analyzers invaluable to their quality control and research and development efforts. When: Tuesday, March 15,[…]

Fingerprinting Emulsions at AIChE

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 

What’s needed to commercialize cellulose nanomaterials?

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[…]

Makino KK introduces Wet Milling Process Monitoring using XiGo Nanotools Acorn Flow

Real Time On-Line Wetted Surface Area MeasurementsPowtex, 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 process enables[…]