Malvern Panalytical has announced three webinars in April: ‘X-ray Characterisation of Catalysts’, ‘Get the Best of Both Worlds’, and ‘TerraSpec® Halo Best Practices, Tips & Tricks’.

If you are interested in taking part in any of these webinars, please make an enquiry using the form on this page.

X-ray Characterisation of Catalysts

In this webinar, Malvern Panalytial presents a variety of X-ray techniques for a structural characterisation of catalysts on the example of automotive three-way catalysts at ambient and non-ambient conditions.

X-ray techniques, such as X-ray diffraction (XRD) and fluorescence (XRF) small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) and X-ray scattering in combination with pair distribution function (PDF) analysis are often traditionally assigned to large-scale facilities such as synchrotrons and spallation neutron sources.

Malvern Panalytical will demonstrate that these methods can be combined on laboratory instruments (most on one single XRD platform).

As a model system we present supported PdO nanoparticles on reducible oxides such as Co3O4 and γ-Fe2O3. Parameters and characteristics that can be extracted from the X-ray experiments are:

  • Elemental composition
  • Qualitive and quantitative phase composition
  • Phase behaviour and stability (in-situ heating and cooling experiments)
  • Crystallite size and structure
  • Particle size and shape, size distribution, specific surface area
  • Short and long-range atomic ordering

The webinar will take place on 19 April at 10:30 (GMT-05:00).

Get the Best of Both Worlds – Coupling Advanced Multi-Detection with UPLC for Faster and More Detailed Polymer Analysis

Multi-detector gel permeation chromatography (GPC) offers superior information about polymers, including absolute molecular weight, size, and structure, when compared with conventional single-detector measurements. At the same time, ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC) offers a step-change in the resolution and speed of polymer separations, using small columns and particle sizes to achieve high plate counts.

Previously these two techniques have been incompatible due to band-broadening and dispersion effects that take place as narrow UPLC peaks pass through multiple detector cells.

The latest enhancements to Malvern Panalytical’s OMNISEC REVEAL detector platform now bring these two class-leading technologies together. Combining the information-rich data from multi-detector GPC/SEC with the speed and resolution afforded by UPLC.

This webinar will briefly describe advanced detection and UPLC, and discuss how these two technologies have been brought together. Application examples will be provided showing how this data really can be generated in just a few minutes.

The webinar will take place on 24 April at 10:30 (GMT-05:00)

TerraSpec® Halo Best Practices, Tips & Tricks

This webinar features the ASD TerraSpec® Halo Mineral Identifier and will discuss features, best practices and tips and tricks of how to most efficiently use this spectrometer to achieve the quality mineral analysis results you need.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Use of the TerraSpec®Halo as a tool to identify minerals for mining and exploration applications
  • Features of the TerraSpec Halo and how to use the instrument
  • Maintenance best practice user tips and tricks of the TerraSpec Halo instrument, your most common technical questions answered

Speaker Michaela Kastanek is an ASD chemometrics specialist on the SummitCAL Solutions team. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Colorado State University and has been with ASD for eight years.

Join Malvern Panalytical for this free Webinar on 26 April at 3:00pm (ET).