• This series of NIST traceable size standards provides an accurate and convenient method for calibrating or checking the performance of laser particle counters used in cleanrooms and other contamination monitoring applications. The products are suspensions of monodisperse polystyrene spheres (PSL) for use in airborne or liquid particle dispersion systems. They are available in a range of sizes from 0.1 to 100µm in diameter. The particles are prepared as low residue aqueous suspensions for minimal background interference, packaged in 15mL dropper-tipped vials. The particle diameters are calibrated by electron or optical microscopy. Each package includes a Certificate of Calibration and Traceability to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In comparison with the well established 3000 and 4000 Series products described elsewhere, these product lines are precisely diluted for immediate use in laser particle counters with minimal time-consuming adjustments of concentration.
  • These uniform microspheres are NIST-traceable by calibration methods such as optical microscopy. Products from 1 to 160µm in diameter are packaged as aqueous suspensions of polystyrene spheres in dropper-tipped bottles. Diameters of 200µm and larger are packaged as dry spheres in screw-capped bottles. These larger particles are composed of polystyrene DVB (divinylbenzene). The spheres have a density of 1.05g/cm3 and an index of refraction of 1.59 @ 589nm.
  • were developed for use as reference or calibration materials and in applications where a high visual contrast is desired. The product line consists of uniform particle sizes between 50 and 500 microns in either red or black color. The microspheres are made from cross-linked polystyrene divinylbenzene (PSDVB) copolymer and can be stored at room temperature. They can be dispersed in aqueous media with the aid of a small amount of surfactant, or in lower alcohols, such as methanol and ethanol. Some dye extraction will result when the particles are suspended in pure alcohols, but will be minimal. Other organic solvents, such as ethers or chlorinated hydrocarbons, should be avoided because they will swell the particles and completely extract the dye. Chromosphere T product include a Certificate of Calbration and Traceability. Typical applications include: • Reference or calibration materials • Testing of filtration media and systems • Vial and container cleaning evaluations • Flow tracing and fluid mechanics • Contamination control • Sedimentation processes • Calibration of injection devices • Pharmaceutical manufacturing control
  • were developed for use as reference or calibration materials and in applications where a high visual contrast is desired. The product line consists of uniform particle sizes between 50 and 500 microns in either red or black color. The microspheres are made from cross-linked polystyrene divinylbenzene (PSDVB) copolymer and can be stored at room temperature. They can be dispersed in aqueous media with the aid of a small amount of surfactant, or in lower alcohols, such as methanol and ethanol. Some dye extraction will result when the particles are suspended in pure alcohols, but will be minimal. Other organic solvents, such as ethers or chlorinated hydrocarbons, should be avoided because they will swell the particles and completely extract the dye. Chromosphere T product include a Certificate of Calbration and Traceability. Typical applications include: • Reference or calibration materials • Testing of filtration media and systems • Vial and container cleaning evaluations • Flow tracing and fluid mechanics • Contamination control • Sedimentation processes • Calibration of injection devices • Pharmaceutical manufacturing control
  • were developed for use as reference or calibration materials and in applications where a high visual contrast is desired. The product line consists of uniform particle sizes between 50 and 500 microns in either red or black color. The microspheres are made from cross-linked polystyrene divinylbenzene (PSDVB) copolymer and can be stored at room temperature. They can be dispersed in aqueous media with the aid of a small amount of surfactant, or in lower alcohols, such as methanol and ethanol. Some dye extraction will result when the particles are suspended in pure alcohols, but will be minimal. Other organic solvents, such as ethers or chlorinated hydrocarbons, should be avoided because they will swell the particles and completely extract the dye. Chromosphere T product include a Certificate of Calbration and Traceability. Typical applications include: • Reference or calibration materials • Testing of filtration media and systems • Vial and container cleaning evaluations • Flow tracing and fluid mechanics • Contamination control • Sedimentation processes • Calibration of injection devices • Pharmaceutical manufacturing control
  • were developed for use as reference or calibration materials and in applications where a high visual contrast is desired. The product line consists of uniform particle sizes between 50 and 500 microns in either red or black color. The microspheres are made from cross-linked polystyrene divinylbenzene (PSDVB) copolymer and can be stored at room temperature. They can be dispersed in aqueous media with the aid of a small amount of surfactant, or in lower alcohols, such as methanol and ethanol. Some dye extraction will result when the particles are suspended in pure alcohols, but will be minimal. Other organic solvents, such as ethers or chlorinated hydrocarbons, should be avoided because they will swell the particles and completely extract the dye. Chromosphere T product include a Certificate of Calbration and Traceability. Typical applications include: • Reference or calibration materials • Testing of filtration media and systems • Vial and container cleaning evaluations • Flow tracing and fluid mechanics • Contamination control • Sedimentation processes • Calibration of injection devices • Pharmaceutical manufacturing control
  • Copolymer particle suspensions
  • Copolymer particle suspensions
  • Copolymer particle suspensions
  • Thermo Scientific provides these products for calibrating particle counters which require dry particles, from 5 to 100 µm. They are conveniently packaged in dropper-tipped vials in 1 gram quantities, enabling the user to dispense the microspheres directly into the sampling chamber. They are not suitable for dispersion in liquid media. The mean diameters are traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). DRI-CAL™ Particle Size Standards are composed of polystyrene DVB (divinylbenzene) and have a density of 1.05g/cm3. The refractive index is 1.59 @ 589nm. The certified mean diameter was determined by optical microscopy using a NIST calibrated stage micrometer. Size distribution was determined by electrical resistance analysis.
  • Fluoro-Max™
  • Fluoro-Max™
  • Fluoro-Max™
  • Fluoro-Max™
  • This series is used as NIST traceable calibrants or controls for instruments requiring a higher density and more contrast to incident radiation than that provided by the polymer microspheres. The microspheres are made of soda lime glass which has trace amounts of metallic elements. This makes them easily detectable by non-dispersive X-ray methods and improves their contrast and reflectivity in optical, ultrasonic and electron beam detection methods. Most of the non-spherical and broken particles have been removed, assuring a high percentage of round spheres. They are packaged as dry powders in 1 gram bottles. The soda lime microspheres have a density of 2.4-2.5g/cm3 and an index of refraction of 1.51 @ 589nm. The softening temperature is 720°C and the dielectric constant is 7.3 @ 1 KHz and 20°C. Brands: Thermo Scientific
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