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Micromeritics Characterization Workshop

Micromeritics Announces Materials Characterization Workshop to Take Place on March 15, 2011 - 1/07/2011

Micromeritics Characterization Workshops


On Tuesday, March 15, 2011, Micromeritics will hold a Materials Characterization Workshop that will cover topics of importance to scientists, laboratory supervisors and technicians in industry and academia where knowledge of the physical characteristics of powders and solids is essential.

This workshop will take place at Micromeritics Instrument Corporation, 4356 Communications Drive, Norcross, GA. Two sessions of three presentations will be offered by Micromeritics staff scientists. Each presentation will include a question and answer period. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in any two of three presentations. These sessions will be followed by a tour of Micromeritics manufacturing facility and a social mixer where one lucky guest will win an Apple IPad. If required, transportation will be available from the Georgia World Congress Center to Micromeritics and back to area hotels. 

MCW2011 Program Guide

This workshop is free and space is limited, so register as soon as possible.
Two sessions – Three presentations per session – Tuesday, March 15
12 Noon – 2:00 PM    Session 1
2:15 PM – 4:15 PM    Session 2
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM    Micromeritics Manufacturing Plant Tour
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM    Social Mixer and IPad Raffle
6:00 PM                      Return to Hotels
  • Determination of Particle Size Distribution of Powders by Various Analytical Methods, Including Characterization of Particle Shape

    Anthony W. Thornton, B.S., M.S
    . (Biography)
    Director of Product Integrity and Performance
    Six methods, including one for characterizing shape of particles, will be discussed.  A description of each method, including the principle of operation, data reduction and reporting, and advantages and applications, will be provided.  Methods to be discussed are X-ray Monitored Gravity Sedimentation, Static Laser Light Scattering, Dynamic Laser Light Scattering, Electrical Sensing Zone, Air Permeability, and Dynamic Image Analysis.

  • An Examination of Chemisorption – A Powerful Tool Widely Used in the Study and Characterization of Catalysts

    Simon Yunes, Ph.D.
    Senior Application Scientist
    Chemical adsorption (chemisorption) analyses can provide much of the information needed to evaluate catalyst materials in the design and production phases, as well as after a period of use. The chemical adsorption isotherm reveals information about the active surface of a material and has been employed for many years as a standard analytical tool for the evaluation of catalysts. In addition, thermo-programmed techniques have emerged as an indispensible companion to chemisorption isotherm analyses.
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  • Physical Adsorption – A Powerful Technique for Determining the Surface and Pore Structure of Solids

    Jeff Kenvin, Ph.D
    Group Leader, Scientific Services Group

    Jacek Jagiello, Ph.D.
    Senior Scientist
    This seminar will compare traditional techniques for surface area and pore structure to modern techniques including the use of non-local density functional theory and statistical mechanics. Additional topics will also include the use high pressure adsorption and the determination of the heat of adsorption for adsorbents.
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For detailed information on the workshop and presentations: 


Materials Characterization Workshop 2011