Beckman Coulter Webinar Furthers Discussion of Particle Size Characterization by Laser Diffraction Analysis

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In this webinar, which LabRoots will host March 2, participants will gain a better understand how particle size distributions in sedimentary sequences and soils are crucial for research on sedimentary dynamics, paleoenvironmental and climate evolution, and landscape development.

Björn Machalett, PhD Research Fellow in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts

This webinar, sponsored by Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, provides an overview on laser diffraction analysis as a tool to characterize particle size distributions in the field of geoscience and soil science, highlighting its capabilities, significance and potential to obtain improved results and novel scientific findings. It describes methods of optimized and standardized sample collection, preparation and measurement as well as preferable technical peripheral appliances and set-up.

As an added resource, selected case studies will be presented and discussed, further illustrating that a high measurement resolution and high number of detector elements, characteristic features of the Beckman Coulter LS13320 PIDS laser diffraction analyzer, are key for applications in the wide field of geoscience and soil science.

Attendees will learn and discuss laser diffraction analysis as a tool to characterize particle size distributions in the field of geoscience and soil science, as well as the preparation and treatment of geoscience materials for laser diffraction measurements.

The speaker for this presentation will be Dr. Björn Machalett, a research fellow in the department of geosciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Machalett earned a doctorate in Geosciences from the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany. Applying fine scale particle-size measurements on the Beckman-Coulter LS13330 Laser Particle Size analyzer, Machalett has developed novel sedimentological proxies as a tool to reconstruct past climate change and pioneered the use of detailed, high resolution, particle size analyses in studies of aeolian dust sedimentary records. He is currently working as a research fellow by the German Science Foundation (DFG), where his work focuses on atmospheric circulation patterns during the Pleistocene across Eurasia at various short and intermediate temporal scales and regional to hemispheric spatial scales.

LabRoots will host this event March 2, 2017, beginning at 7:00 a.m. PT, 10:00 a.m. ET, 4:00 p.m. CET. To read more about this event, learn about the P.A.C.E. and Florida continuing education credits offered, or to register for free, click here.

Beckman Coulter serves customers in two segments: Diagnostics and Life Sciences. The company develops, manufactures, and markets products that simplify, automate, and innovate complex biomedical testing. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both Diagnostics and Life Sciences laboratories on seven continents. Scientists use Beckman Coulter’s Life Science research instruments to study complex biological problems, including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs.

LabRoots is the leading scientific social networking website and producer of educational virtual events and webinars. Contributing to the advancement of science through content sharing capabilities, LabRoots is a powerful advocate in amplifying global networks and communities. Founded in 2008, LabRoots emphasizes digital innovation in scientific collaboration and learning, and is a primary source for current scientific news, webinars, virtual conferences, and more. LabRoots has grown into the world’s largest series of virtual events within the Life Sciences and Clinical Diagnostics community.

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