A Guide to the Available Cells for the Zetasizer Range

There is an extensive collection of cells available for use with the Zetasizer range of instruments. This article provides a list of all of the cells presently available from Malvern Instruments.

Each cell has its advantages and qualities that suit specific applications. The following tables illustrate the available cells and show which instruments from the Zetasizer range can be used with the cells.

In Table 1, a description of the cells is given.

In Table 2, the compatibility of cells with size measurements is illustrated.

In Table 3, the compatibility of cells with zeta potential measurements is shown.

In Table 4, the compatibility of cells with molecular weight measurements is shown.

Table 1. Size, molecular weight and zeta potential cells available with the Zetasizer range

Part number Description Picture
DTS0012 Disposable polystyrene cuvette, pack of 100 with 100 caps, minimum volume 1 mL, ideal for all systems that measure size. Compatible with: HPPS, Zetasizer 1000/3000, Zetasizer Nano series.
ZEN0118 Disposable low volume cuvette for size measurement, pack of 100 with 100 caps, minimum volume 50 µL, ideal for all systems that measure size at 90 degree scattering angles alone.
Compatible with: Zetasizer µV and Zetasizer Nano series.
ZEN0040 Disposable, solvent-resistant micro cuvette, for size measurement at a 173 degree scattering angle, pack of 100 with 100 caps, minimum volume 40 µL, appropriate for ZS and Zetasizer Nano S. Not ideal for measurements at a 90 degree scattering angle.
(Resistant to Benzaldehyde, Acetone, Dioxane, DMF, Butanone, Isopropanol, Ethyl acetate, and a range of acids and bases)
PCS8501 Square glass cuvette for size and molecular weight measurements. Suitable for the HPPS, Zetasizer 1000/ 3000/ 3000HS, and Nano series. Provided with circular aperture and stopper. Not ideal for use with the ‘dip’ cells for electrophoresis measurement.
PCS1115 Square glass cuvette with cap for ‘dip cell’ electrophoresis measurement and molecular weight and size measurements. Compatible with the Zetasizer 2000 and 3000 Series aqueous and non-aqueous ‘dip’ cells (DTS5001/5002) and the Nano series universal dip cell (ZEN1002). Has square aperture and cap.
ZEN0023 Quartz flow cell for measurement of size, intensity, and molecular weight. Compatible with Zetasizer Nano S, ZS, S90 (S90 for size and intensity only), and MPT-2 autotitrator. Complete with connecting tubing.
ZEN0116 Quartz flow cell to allow the use of the Zetasizer Nano as a detector when connected to an SEC system. Connections are compatible with standard SEC tubing 1/16inch o.d.
Features ZEN0023 quartz flow cell, connections for cell, and 1.5 m PEEK tubing—1/16 inch o.d. 0.1 mm i.d.
ZMV1008 Quartz flow cell to allow the use of the Zetasizer µV as a detector when connected to an SEC system. Volume of 8 µL. Connections compatible with standard SEC tubing 1/16 inch o.d.
Consists of quartz flow cell, connections for cell, and 1.5 m PEEK tubing—1/16 inch o.d. 0.1 mm i.d.
ZEN2112 Low-volume quartz batch cuvette for molecular weight and size measurements for use with the Zetasizer Nano series. Minimum volume of sample for S/ZS is 12 µL, and minimum volume of sample for S90/ZS90 is 20 µL.
ZEN1002 Universal Dip Cell for the zeta potential measurement of low mobility samples like those in organic solvents.
Used in combination with PCS1115 and DTS0012. Compatible with the Zetasizer Nano Z, ZS, and ZS90.
ZMV1002 Low-volume quartz batch cuvette for size and molecular weight measurements for use with the Zetasizer µV. Minimum sample volume is 2 µL.
ZMV1012 Low-volume quartz batch cuvette for size and molecular weight measurements for use with the Zetasizer µV. Minimum sample volume is 12 µL.
ZEN1020 Surface zeta potential cell for the measurement of the zeta potential of planar surfaces using the Zetasizer Nano Z, ZS, and ZS90.
Used together with DTS0012 and PCS1115.
Samples should be 4-7 mm x 4 mm x ≤1.5 mm thick.
ZEN1010 High concentration cell for the measurement of zeta potential and size with the Zetasizer Nano Z and ZS.
The quartz cell has a path length of 1.5 mm and this cell is compatible with the MPT-2 autotitrator.
DTS1061 Disposable cuvettes for the measurement of size and zeta potential with the Zetasizer Nano series. Pack of 10 with 25 stoppers. This part number needs to be ordered when referred to as DTS1060C in the software. 'C' refers to the cell being produced from clear polycarbonate.

 

Table 2. Cells capable of size measurements with the different Zetasizers.

Cuvettes for size measurement Zetasizer 1000/3000 HPPS Zetasizer Nano S90/ZS90 Zetasizer Nano S/ZS Zetasizer μV
DTS0012
ZEN0118
ZEN0040
PCS8501
PCS1115
ZEN0023
ZEN0116
ZMV1008
ZEN2112
ZMV1002
ZMV1012

 

Table 3. Cells capable of zeta potential measurements with the different Zetasizers.

Cuvettes for zeta potential measurement Zetasizer Nano Z Zetasizer Nano ZS90 Zetasizer Nano ZS
DTS1061
ZEN1020
ZEN1010
ZEN1002

 

Table 4. Cells capable of molecular weight measurements with the different Zetasizers.

Cuvettes for molecular weight measurement Zetasizer Nano ZS90 Zetasizer Nano ZS Zetasizer μV
PCS8501
PCS1115
ZEN2112
ZMV1002
ZMV1012
ZMV1008
ZEN0116

 

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Micromeritics Instrument Corporation.

For more information on this source, please visit Micromeritics Instrument Corporation.

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