Morphologi 4 - Automated particle characterisation tool for the measurement of particle size and shape

Trade name
Malvern Morphologi 4
Technical description

An automated analyzer to simultaneously determine the size, shape and number of particles in a test sample. Ability to test dry powders, emulsions and liquid suspensions in the particle size range 0.5 - 1300 µm.

The measuring system is equipped with the Nikon CFI 60 optical set (2.5x, 5x, 10x, 20x, 50x objectives).

Possibility of applying samples: glass plate for powder dispersion testing, holder for 4 standard microscope slides, wet-cell - an attachment for measuring liquid suspensions.

Registration of color images with a CCD 18MPix digital camera. Pixel size 1.25 µm.

Possibility to determine particle size parameters, particle shape parameters and particle transparency parameters. Results in the form of two-dimensional grain images, repeatability of results, the ability to compare results using a wide range of graphs and diagrams. Possibilities of application in many fields and research, including: pharmacy, soils, polymers, rubbers and plastics, forensic analysis, consumer products, specialty chemicals, energy and environment, refinery industry, food industry, electronics, automotive and aviation, cements, chemical industry, powders and granules, emulsions and suspensions, additive manufacturing (3D printing), microrelief analysis of sediment grains, textural studies of sediments.


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Type of accreditation / certificate:
Not applicable
Access type
Research capabilities
  • Properties of the measured particles: size, shape, transparency, number, distribution
  • Size parameters: equivalent circle (CE), diameter, length, width, circumference, area, equivalent sphere (SE) volume, fiber length
  • Shape parameters: shape proportion, circularity, elongation, high sensitivity (HS) circularity, compactness, fiber elongation and straightness
Last update date
Nov. 29, 2023, 12:36 p.m.
Year of commissioning
Measurement capabilities
  • Particle size range: 0.5 - 1300 μm.
  • Dry powder dispersion.
  • Measurement of emulsions and suspensions of powders.
  • Analyzing particles captured on a membrane filter
  • Sample illumination: white light, transmitted and reflected light, polarizers
  • Detector18 MP; 4912x3684 pixel color CMOS array; pixel size 1.25 μm x 1.25 μm
  • Lens (and particle size range): 2.5x, 5x:, 10x, 20x, 50x.
Morphologi 4
Morphologi 4
Morphologi 4
Morphologi 4
Morphologi 4
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Sample results
Sample results
Sample results - images of particles
Sample results - images of particles