Multi-angle light scattering (MALS) remains a critical tool for characterization of polymers. In combination with separation by size-exclusion chromatography (SEC), MALS enables determination of molar mass distributions without relying on reference standards, making it invaluable for the analysis of polymers for which such standards do not exist, including novel homopolymers, block copolymers, and polymers with complex topologies. Adding in-line viscometry can reveal valuable information about conformation and branching with appropriate analysis. This event will review the theory behind MALS and viscometry and how to apply the theory practically to polymer analysis.
Presenter name and title: Parker Lee Ph.D., Southwest Regional Manager
Bio: Parker Lee joined Wyatt Technology in 2022 and works to ensure customer success. As a regional manager, he is responsible for working with customers to ensure that they can utilize Wyatt’s light scattering instrumentation most effectively to improve and accelerate their research. He earned his B.S. in Biological Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech and his Ph.D. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering from Case Western University. He lives in San Diego with his wife, his son, two dogs, two cats, and a tortoise.