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For its 16th year, the Ross-on-Wye Science Society presents a forum of entertaining lectures, discussions and scientific facts.

The next meeting of the new 2016-17 season will be held on

Wednesday Evening - 5th April 2017 at 7.30 pm

 Members and guests, remember entrance is free to students and school pupils.

Subject Speaker Synopsis


Casting Light on the Nano World


Fraser McNeil-Watson

I am employed by Malvern Instruments now known as Malvern Panalytical since our (very) recent merger with the X ray spectroscopy company formerly part of Philips. We are part of the Spectris PLC group of companies. Now working part time after more than 30 years in the business of design and manufacture of analytical instrument 


The design and manufacture of analytical instruments used in the characterisation of dispersions of fine particles. This area has become known as nanotechnology in recent years though it was previously known as colloid science.  Properties such as particle size, electric potential and viscosity all affect the behaviour of dispersions, and are important in the wide area of applications that will be discussed. These arise in industries ranging from minerals and mining through to pharmaceutical products. Apart from introducing the areas of use I will focus on the measurement
techniques that are in use.

 The Society Meets in Castle Lodge Hotel at 7:30pm on the first Wednesday of the Month

The hotel has its own car park.

Chairman: Norman Pomfret 01989 565948

Secretary: Jan Falkiner 01989 720539

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