Software Features

Software Features

Eliminates the mistake or trouble of selecting refractive indices

Automatic Refractive Index Calculation Function

Selecting a refractive index was an unavoidable part of using the laser diffraction method, where generally a published value was entered, but such values were not necessarily appropriate, considering the effects of particle composition and shape. Therefore, tedious trial and error processes were used to select refractive indices.

WingSALD II solves such problems by being the world's first software to include a function that automatically calculates an appropriate refractive index based on the LDR (light intensity distribution reproduction) method.

Note: The LDR method automatically calculates an appropriate refractive index based on consistency between the actual measured light intensity distribution and one reproduced (recalculated) from particle size distribution data. This method was developed by Shimadzu and published in two technical papers. It is sometimes called the "Kinoshita Method", in academic communities, after the name of Shimadzu’s engineer.

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