Application Note: Static Light Scattering Technologies for GPC/SEC Explained
5 July 2013

The aim of this guide is to provide the reader with a clear understanding of the different technological approaches used to measure molecular weight by static light scattering in a GPC/SEC experiment. It will explain and differentiate between the techniques and technologies used in SLS, MALS, RALS, and LALS. It assumes no prior knowledge of the light scattering theory or instrumentation and should be ideal for those new to light scattering and those looking to increase their knowledge in the area. The guide covers an introduction to the theory and background of molecular weight measurements by static light scattering. It is hoped that the information contained in here will help users to make an informed decision about the most appropriate light scattering technology to use.