PIV Seeding – Microparticle Recommendations

Flow Visualization can best be accomplished with colored or fluorescent tracing particles of the same density as the fluid being studied. Very bright fluorescent micro-particles are available in densities of 1g/cc these offer not only bright testing under daylight conditions, but also the option of illumination with lasers or uv lights for increased system contrast.

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Neutrally Buoyant in Water – Microspheres with Specific Gravity of 1g/cc

Suspension of microspheres in water enables the visualization and characterization of fluid flow and testing the capability of devices to withstand particulate matter in the fluid stream, ensuring that microspheres do not settle and do not float on the surface. Most of these polymer microspheres are at least moderately opaque and clearly visible in water, clear or translucent…

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Phosphorescent Microspheres – Long Afterglow Particles

Phosphorescent microspheres in particle sizes 10 to 600 microns are now available from Cospheric LLC. These phosphorescent particles are 90% spherical and appear to be off-white under ordinary daylight or regular room illumination.? However, when the lights are turned off these phosphorescent particles exhibit phosphorescent yellow-green after-glow. The spheres have tight particle size distributions and are > 90% within…

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Microspheres for Medical Devices – MDDI Magazine – January 2011

High-quality polymer microspheres are commercially available in a
wide variety of colors and with controlled fluorescence, opacity,
specific gravity, particle size distribution, and electrostatic charge,
presenting endless possibilities for use in developing and testing
medical devices. To select the right microsphere for the job, one must
rely on detailed knowledge of the application and on the technical
judgment of…

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Fluorochromes – Excitation and Emission Wavelengths

Below is a very useful table of various Fluorochromes that can be used in research requiring precise responses.? For more information about Fluorescent Microspheres that utilize fluorochromes check out this related article. “Fluorescent Microspheres – Properties and Applications” The fluorochrome table is also available for download as a pdf. Table of Excitation and Emission WavelengthsFLUOROCHROME EXCITATION(nm) EMISSION (nm) 3-Hydroxypyrene…

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