Characterization of Nanoparticles: Size, Shape and Charge [AA-11E]


The course participants learn about methods that can be used for characterization of size, shape and charge of the particles. Principles of light scattering techniques are covered with the emphasis on practical applications of these techniques.


Target Group

People interested in particle characterization techniques with background in science or engineering.



  • Properties of particles: size (size distributions), shape, and charge
  • Basics of light-matter interaction
  • Static light scattering (SLS) (shape, size, distributions)
  • Dynamic light scattering (DLS) (diffusion, size)
  • Electrophoretic light scattering (zeta potential, charge)
  • Other particle characterization techniques: SAXS, SANS, microscopy methods (SEM, TEM, AFM, ...), other electrokinetic methods
  • Practical examples for different techniques
  • How to determine which technique to use
  • Experimental demonstrations of SLS, DLS, and electrophoresis



Lectures, discussions.

Event Properties

Event Date 31.08.2020 09:00 - 31.08.2020 17:00
Individual Price Individual members CHF 600.00, Non-members CHF 750.00, Students/PhD Students/retired CHF 320.00
Lecturer Dr. Gregor Trefalt, Université de Genève
Course language English
DAS-Kurse Bern (Berner Generationenhaus)
Bahnhofplatz 2, 3001 Bern, Schweiz
DAS-Kurse Bern (Berner Generationenhaus), Bern

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