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Tetra-Cal ™ Size Calibration Standards

Tetra-Cal ™ Size Calibration Standards

Tetra-Cal™ particle size calibration standards are 100 nanometer-diameter polystyrene particles are highly monodispersed with an industry leading size standard deviation of less than 2 nanometers. Particles are available in 1 wt% (w/v) aqueous dispersions.

Size Calibration Standards

  • Nominal Diameter: 100nm

  • Size Range: 95-108 nm

  • Hazards: Harmless under normal use

  • Storage: Keep refrigerated; Do not allow product to freeze

  • Handling: Standard lab safety practices

Product Data

Diameter
100 nm
Composition
Polystyrene
Concentration
1 wt% (w/v)
Contents
Polystyrene nanoparticles in deionized water
Particle Density
1.05 g/cm3
Size Distribution
±1.95 nm
Stability
Product stable for a maximum of 12 months
Storage Requirements
Unless otherwise stated, store product refrigerated (2° to 8°C) but do not freeze. Store upright and keep sealed when not in use. Gently invert or mix with a vortex mixer before use.
Type
Size Standard Calibration Particles

Tetra-Cal ™ Development

Funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Tetramer developed a commercial scale emulsion polymerization process to produce 100 nm and sub-100 nm diameter latex polystyrene particles, with a total population size variation of less than 2 nm.  NIST’s Engineering Physics Division of the Physical Measurement Laboratory is interested in using these latexes as sizing standards to provide traceability for critical measurement instrumentation, enabling new manufacturing technologies. In particular, the standards will be helpful to calibrate microscopy equipment, enabling previously unknown reliability across a variety of instruments. Dynamic light scattering particle size analysis and electron microscopy are used to validate the size and monodispersity of nanoparticles.

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