Dr. Andrea Vaccaro
CTO, LS Instruments


Advanced light scattering techniques for the characterization of novel materials.


Static (SLS) and Dynamic (DLS) Light Scattering are among the most powerful techniques to study nanostructures. These technologies have been widely employed for more than 30 years, and are still undergoing constant improvement. While SLS and DLS are well-established characterization techniques, several completely new light scattering methods have gained significant traction among material scientists over the past decade. Among these, Diffusing Wave Spectroscopy (DWS) can be used to characterize the viscoelasticity of materials on a wide frequency range using low sample volumes if compared to classical mechanical rheometers. This presentation will feature a review of the scientific fundamentals of the techniques mentioned above, and take a closer look at some of the recent advancements, including Modulated 3D Cross-Correlation.


Passionate multilingual technologist with engineering education and scientific background. More than 9 years of industrial experience in a start-up environment delivering new products and establishing industrial processes from ground up. Devoted to quality, creativity, leadership, and organization