Thermo Scientific™ 9000 Series Glass Particle Standards Available on GSA/VA Contract for Federal Government customers only.

Replace polystyrene spheres in many applications with dry glass NIST™-traceable size standards.

Manufacturer: Thermo Scientific™ 9110

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Catalog No. 09-980-097

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    Type Size Standard Particles
    For Use With (Application) Narrow Size Standard Deviation Applications
    Diameter (Metric) 111μm ± 2.8μm
    Additive None
    Description The 9000 Series is available as uniform particles of borosilicate or soda lime glass in a range of discrete sizes from 2 µm to 2000 µm. Calibrated and certified with NIST traceable mean diameters, they are suited for particle measurement applications. They also have a better tolerance to chemicals and solvents, and a higher mechanical and thermal stability.
    Diameter (Metric) Particle 111 ± 2.8µm
    Includes Certificate of Calibration and Traceability to NIST
    Material Soda Lime Glass,Soda Lime Glass
    Particle Density 2.4 to 2.6g/cm³
    Quantity 1g
    Refractive Index 1.40 - 1.46 at 589nm (25°C)
    Size Distribution s = 4.2µm, 3.8% CV
    Stability Product stable for a minimum of 24 months
    Storage Requirements Store at room temperature. Keep bottle tightly sealed to avoid contamination.
    Composition Soda Lime Glass
    Concentration 100% solids
    Contents Dry glass microspheres
    Item Description Dia.: 111um +/- 2.8um

    Replace polystyrene spheres in many applications with Thermo Scientific™ 9000 Series Glass Particle Standards, dry glass NIST™-traceable size standards. Glass microspheres can be used in any application that requires a NIST™-traceable size standard with a narrow size distribution where sample conditions may not be suitable for polystyrene spheres. The glass microspheres provide a better tolerance to chemicals and solvents in addition to higher mechanical and thermal stability.

    The Glass Size Standards are highly uniform borosilicate or soda lime glass spheres calibrated with NIST-traceable methodology. Standards are ideal for the calibration of microscopes, light scattering instruments and other particle-measuring equipment. They are also used in laser light scattering studies and colloidal systems research.

    • Mean diameters have been calibrated with Thermo Fisher Scientific™'s NIST™-traceable microscopy methods
    • Size distribution and uniformity are measured by optical microscopy
    • Spheres are used instead of irregularly shaped particles to minimize the response of analytical systems to shape effects
    • Products are packaged as dry spheres
    • Packages are lot-numbered for convenient technical service and support after the sale
    • 9000 Series products from 2µm to 20µm are made from borosilicate glass, have a particle density of 2.5 to 2.55g/cm3 and an index of refraction of 1.56 at 589nm (25°C)
    • Products from 30µm to 2000µm are made from soda lime glass, have a particle density of 2.4 to 2.5g/cm3 and an index of refraction of 1.51 at 589nm (25°C)


    Certificate of Calibration and Traceability to NIST™, including description of the calibration method and its uncertainty, table of chemical and physical properties, and Material Safety Data Sheet with handling and disposal instructions.

    Recommended for:

    Spacer applications where uniform bond thickness is a necessity.


    Thermo Fisher Scientific™ has its own engineering, production and metrology facilities for better quality control and response to customer needs. In addition to this line of polymer size standards, we also offer calibration standards in silica and glass materials. Ask our technical service department for information about specific applications or other product needs not listed here.

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