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Bettersizer S3 Plus

The Bettersizer S3 Plus combines laser diffraction and dynamic image analysis in one instrument. It can measure the size and shape of particles from 0.01 μm to 3500 μm. Its exceptional sensitivity for either ultrafine particles or oversized particles, and unsurpassed resolution, make it the most powerful size and shape analyzer for enthusiastic researchers who conduct top scientific research.

Features and Benefits

  • Measuring range is 0.01 - 3,500μm (laser system), 2 - 3,500μm (image system)
  • Combining laser diffraction and dynamic image analysis in one instrument, obtaining size and shape results simultaneously
  • Patented DLOI (Dual Lenses & Oblique Incidence) system enable the measurement of ultrafine particles down to 0.01 um
  • Dual-camera imaging technology can show particles images in real time and detect oversized particles up to 3500 um
  • Refractive index measurement determines the refractive index of unknown samples and improves te reliability of results
  • Compliance with 21 CFR Part 11, ISO 13320, USP <429>, CE

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Overview

1) Bettersizer S3 Plus Particle Size and Shape Analyzer Overview
The Bettersizer S3 Plus is a laser diffraction particle size and shape analyzer equipped with two high-speed CCD cameras (0.5X and 10X magnification) to capture images of the sample being measured. During measurement, the particles dispersed in the medium of choice are pumped through two sample cells. In the first one, short-wave laser light (532 nm) illuminates particles and is scattered. The 96 detectors detect optical signals in an angle range of 0.02° - 165°. The CCD cameras continuously take pictures of particles through the second sample cell to provide shape information in the range of 2 to 3500 µm.

Bettersizer S3 Plus Optical Layout
 
2) Patented DLOI (Dual Lenses Oblique Incidence) System: Laser Diffraction 
Laser diffraction technology for routine particle size analysis remains the method of choice across various industrial sectors. The Bettersizer S3 Plus applies the patented DLOI system, which is designed based on the Fourier structure to guarantee the accurate measurement of ultrafine particles from 0.01 μm.

Features and Benefits:

  • Measures ultrafine particles accurately with the large angular range (0.02 - 165°) with 96 detectors 
  • Robust optical system with superior resolution using the dual lenses design 
  • Single short-wave laser system (532 nm) delivers a continuous scattering spectrum with a consistent wavelength 
  • Zero stabilization and preheating time needed with a solid-state light source
DLOI  and dual-camera system
 
3) Dual-Camera System: Dynamic Image Analysis

Dynamic image analysis can strengthen your understanding of materials with the comprehensive shape or morphological information that is independent of laser diffraction. Individual particles with specific geometric properties such as agglomerates, crushed particles, and foreign particles can be effectively tracked through the dual-camera system. 

Features and Benefits:

  • 0.5x and 10x cameras - photograph an extremely wide size range of particles 
  • High-speed strobe lights - capture up to 10,000 particle images in 60 seconds, offering authentic shape results 
  • Suitable for measuring heterogeneous samples with unknown optical properties

 

4) Groundbreaking Combination: Laser Diffraction with Dynamic Image Analysis
The Bettersizer S3 Plus integrates laser diffraction and dynamic image analysis into one instrument to simultaneously characterize particle size, size distribution, and particle shape over a wide dynamic range. Working in tandem, users can gain a deeper understanding of material behavior to fasten the troubleshooting process and method development process.
 
Features and Benefits:
  • DLOI System - precisely measures ultrafine particles down to 0.01 μm
  • Dual-camera Imaging System - efficiently detects oversized particles up to 3,500 μm
  • 2-in-1 System - simultaneously obtains particle size and shape results
  • Fast time-to-result - rapidly generates results in 10 seconds

5)Applications

Bettersizer S3 Plus Applications

Curated Resources

  • Guidebook
    Sample preparation guide for wet measurement

    2023-03-09

    Sample preparation guide for wet measurement using the laser diffraction particle size analyzer

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  • Application Note
    Advanced ceramic QC with Bettersizer S3 plus

    2022-12-13

    The Quality Control of Advanced Ceramic Products by the Bettersizer S3 Plus

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  • Application Note
    Powder coating particle size analysis

    2022-06-01

    Particle Size and Shape Analysis of Powder Coatings

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