no cell alignment or calibration, temperature control, 6 - 100°C,

The Brookhaven ZetaPlus is the simplest and most accurate particle electrophoresis system available. This revolutionary instrument has been designed to eliminate the shortcomings inherent in other zeta potential instruments. The ZetaPlus software is simple and intuitive to operate but yet offers flexibility and a full range of means for those who wish to tune their experiments to specific circumstances.

The screen image shown below indicates the clear and concise presentation. Information obtained from the sample is updated in real time and the user can select from several display formats. A Literature of physical constants for many usual suspending fluids is provided but the user may provide his/her values if desired. Printed reports are fully customizable and are provided in color with the supplied printer.

Brookhaven ZetaPlus


disposable cuvettes, no contamination, built in automatic procedures,

For measurements of very low mobilities, the Brookhaven ZetaPALS is the answer. The only answer! With concepts developed at Bristol University and Brookhaven Instruments, the ZetaPALS determines zeta potential using Phase Analysis Light Scattering: A technique that is up to 1,000 times more sensitive than traditional light scattering methods based on the shifted frequency spectrum.

Electrostatic repulsion of colloidal particles is often the key to understanding the stability of any dispersion. A simple, easy measurement of the electrophoretic mobility "even in nonpolar liquids" yields valuable information. Measurements made in water and other polar liquids are easy and fast with the Brookhaven ZetaPlus. Such measurements cover the range of typically ± 6 - 100 mV, corresponding to mobilities of ± 0.5-8x10-8 m2 /V·s. The ZetaPALS covers this full range, of course, and extends it by a factor of 1000 in sensitivity!

Brookhaven ZetaPALS

The ZetaPALS utilizes phase analysis light scattering to determine the electrophoretic mobility of charged, colloidal suspensions. Unlike its cousin, Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV) (sometimes called Laser Doppler Electrophoresis (LDE)), the PALS technique does not require the application of large fields which may result in thermal problems. Because in the measurement of phase shift, the particles need only to move a fraction of their own diameter to yield good results. In salt concentrations up to 3 molar and with electric fields as small as 1 or 2 V/cm enough movement is induced to get excellent results. In addition, the Autotracking feature compensates for thermal drift.


titrations with acids, bases, salts, and surfactants, disposable sample cups,

The BI-ZTU, autotitrator option for the Brookhaven ZetaPlus and ZetaPALS zeta potential analyzers is ideal for automatic determination of the isoelectric point, the IEP, of colloidal materials. Four pumps provide unparalled flexibility for optimizing reagent use. The dramatic savings of reduced labor costs will also encourage larger scale studies that will produce more valuable results.

In addition, the BI-ZTU can be used to evaluate the effect of salt concentration on zeta potential. Also, the surfactant costs can be minimized. Use the BI-ZTU to find the minimum concentration at which the zeta potential does not significantly change.

Brookhaven ZTU


absolute Accuracy to ±2%, high and medium sensitivity ranges,

With the new BI-870 measuring of dielectric constants has never been so easy. Simply insert the probe in the liquid to be measured, adjust the two controls on the front panel and read the dielectric constant from the display. The BI-870 can accurately measure in low and high dielectric solvents, including mixed liquids and solutions.