Anton Paar introduces Nova surface and pore analysers

9-Feb-2022

High analysis throughput is achieved by combining four sample preparation stations with up to four analysis stations in a single compact footprint

Anton Paar’s Nova series of surface area and pore analysers has been designed from the ground up to deliver velocity. Consisting of four models, it heralds a new era in surface area and pore characterisation in which speed and precision will no longer be an either-or choice. 

High analysis throughput is achieved by combining four sample preparation stations with up to four analysis stations in a single compact footprint. Patented features like NOVA analysis mode combined with a suite of intelligent dosing algorithms significantly reduce measurement times. Five-point BET analyses of up to four samples can be performed in as little as 20 minutes. 

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These features are combined with high levels of precision and sensitivity. The devices’ TruZone active coolant level control enhances analysis sensitivity by actively maintaining the cryogen level to ensure a small cold zone around the sample cell. A dedicated P0 cell and transducer constantly monitor the saturation pressure over the course of a measurement to provide highly accurate relative pressure readings, yielding precise and reproducible isotherms. Reproducibility above 2% can now be obtained with an absolute surface area as low as 2 sqm in the sample cell.

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