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May 7, 2015


Mastersizer 2000 – results

As part of a public call for funds under the National Investment Plan for 2008, the Ministry of Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia allocated funds to the Institute of Technical Sciences of SASA for the purchase of equipment for the determination of particle size distribution – Mastersizer 2000 (Malvern Instruments Ltd., Malvern, Worcestershire, UK).

The instrumente was installed between October 22 and October 24, 2008, at the Laboratory of the Institute of Technical Sciences of SASA (at that time, it was housed at our laboratory within the Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences; now, our lab is located at the Institute for Materials Testing of Serbia) and subsequently it became available to all researchers in Serbia involved in non-commercial and commercial research.

Since then, hundreds of analyses have been done on this instrument and they have been published in graduation, master and doctoral theses, as well as in a large number of research papers. All these results justify the investment in the first piece of the "capital" equipment granted to the Institute and its price of about 100,000 EUR.

Stojanović, Z., Marković, S. 2012, "Determination of Particle Size Distributions by Laser Diffraction", Technics – New Materials, vol. 67, Special Edition, pp. 11-20.


Scientific papers containing results of analyses performed on Mastersizer 2000 (Malvern Instruments Ltd., Malvern, Worcestershire, UK):


Ivana Lukić, Željka Kesić, Miodrag Zdujić, Dejan Skala, Calcium diglyceroxide synthesized by mechanochemical treatment, its characterization and application as catalyst for fatty acid methyl esters production, Fuel 165 (2016) 159-165.

Nina Obradović, Nataša Đorđević, Suzana Filipović, Smilja Marković, Darko Kosanović, Miodrag Mitrić, Vladimir Pavlović, Reaction kinetics of mechanically activated cordierite-based ceramics studied via DTA, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry,


  • M. Kuzmanović, D. Jugović, M. Mitrić, B. Jokić, N. Cvjetićanin, D. Uskoković, The use of various dicarboxylic acids as a carbon source for the preparation of LiFePO4/C composite, Ceramics International 41 (2015) 6753–6758.
  • Z. Ajduković, S. Mladenović-Antić, N. Ignjatović, Z. Stojanovic, B. Kocić, S. Najman, N. Petrović, D. Uskoković, In vitro evaluation of nanoscale hydroxyapatite-based bone reconstructive materials with antimicrobial properties, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2015.
  • S. Marković, M.J. Lukić, S. D. Škapin, B. Stojanović, D. Uskoković, Designing, fabrication and characterization of nanostructured functionally graded HAp/BCP ceramics, Ceramics International 41 (2015) 2654-2667.
  • S.S. Nenadović, Lj.M. Kljajević, M.T. Nenadović, M.M. Mirković, S.B. Marković, Z.Lj. Rakočević, Mechanochemical treatment and structural properties of lead adsorption on kaolinite (Rudovci, Serbia), Environ Earth Science.
  • Ž. Kesić, I. Lukić, M. Zdujić, Č. Jovalekić, H. Liu, D. Skala, Mechanochemical Synthesis of CaO·ZnO·K2CO3 Catalyst: Characterization and Activity for Methanolysis of Sunflower Oil, Chem. Ind. Chem. Eng. Q. 21 (1) (2015) 1-12.
  • I. Janković-Častvan, S. Lazarević, D. Stojanović, P. Živković, R. Petrović, Đ. Janaćković, Improvement of the mechanical properties of paper by starch coatings modified with sepiolite nanoparticles, Starch/Stärke 67 (2015) 373–380.
  • A. Đukić, K. Kumrić, N. Vukelić, Z. Stojanović, M.Stojmenović, S. Milošević, Lj.Matović, Influence of ageing of milled clay and its composite with TiO2 on the heavy metal adsorption characteristics, Ceramics International 41 (2015) 5129–5137,


  • N. Ignjatović, S. Vranješ Djurić, Ž. Mitić, D. Janković, D. Uskoković, "Investigating an organ-targeting platform based on hydroxyapatite nanoparticles using a novel in situ method of radioactive 125Iodine labeling", Materials Science and Engineering: C 43 (2014) 439–446.
  • N. Marjanović, M. Komljenović, Z. Baščarević, V. Nikolić, Improving reactivity of fly ash and properties of ensuing geopolymers through mechanical activation, Construction and Building Materials 57 (2014) 151–162.
  • Nikolić, Lj. Karanović, I. Janković Častvan, V. Radmilović, S. Mentus, V. Radmilović, Improved compressive strength of alkali activated slag upon heating, Materials Letters 133 (2014) 251 –254,
  • I. Kostić, V. Ilić, V. Đorđević, K. Bukara, S. Mojsilović, V. Nedović, D. Bugarski, Đ. Veljović, D. Mišić, B. Bugarski, Erythrocyte membranes from slaughterhouse blood as potential drugvehicles: Isolation by gradual hypotonic hemolysis and biochemicaland morphological characterization, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 122 (2014) 250–259.
  • J. Ružić, J. Stašić, S. Marković, K. Raić, D. Božić, Synthesis and Characterization of Cu-ZrB2 Alloy Produced by PM Techniques, Science of Sintering 46 (2014) 217-224,
  • A. Mitrović, M. Zdujić, Preparation of pozzolanic addition by mechanical treatment of kaolin clay, International Journal of Mineral Processing 132 (2014) 59-66,
  • S.M. Savić, M. Tadić, Z. Jagličić, K. Vojisavljević, L. Mancić, G. Branković, Structural, electrical and magnetic properties of nickel manganite obtained by a complex polymerization method, Ceramics International 40 (2014) 15515–15521,


  • M. Milović, D. Jugović, N. Cvjetićanin, D. Uskoković, A. Milošević, Z. Popović, F. Vukajlović, Crystal structure analysis and first principle investigation of F doping in LiFePO4, Journal of Power Sources 241 (2013) 70-79.
  • N. Ignjatović, V. Uskoković, Z. Ajduković, D. Uskoković, Multifunctional hydroxyapatite and poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) nanoparticles for the local delivery of cholecalciferol, Materials Science and Engineering: C 33 (2) (2013) 943-950,
  • Z. Stojanović, M. Otoničar, J. Lee, M. Stevanović, M. P. Hwang, K. Hyi Lee, J. Choi, D. Uskoković, The solvothermal synthesis of magnetic iron oxide nanocrystals and the preparation of hybrid poly(l-lactide)–polyethyleneimine magnetic particles, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 109 (2013) 236–243.
  • N. Ignjatović, Z. Ajduković, V. Savić, S. Najman, D. Mihailović, P. Vasiljević, Z. Stojanović, V. Uskoković, D. Uskoković, Nanoparticles of cobalt-substituted hydroxyapatite in regeneration of mandibular osteoporotic bones, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine 24, 2 (2013) 343-354,
  • S. Petrušić, P. Jovančić, M. Lewandowski, S. Giraud, S. Grujić, S. Ostojić, B. Bugarski, V. Končar, Properties and drug release profile of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) microgels functionalized with maleic anhydride and alginate, Journal of Materials Science 48 (2013) 7935–7948.
  • A. Stanković, S. Dimitrijević, D. Uskoković, Influence of size scale and morphology on antibacterial properties of ZnO powders hydrothemally synthesized using different surface stabilizing agents, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 102 (2013) 21–28.
  • N.M. El-Buaishi, Dj. Veljović, B. Jokić, Ž. Radovanović, I. Steins, Dj. Janaćković, R. Petrović, Conventional and spark-plasma sintering of cordierite powders synthesized by sol–gel methods, Ceramics International 39 (2013) 5845–5854,
  • I. Lukić, Ž. Kesić, S. Maksimović, M. Zdujić, H. Liu, J. Krstić, D. Skala, Kinetics of sunflower and used vegetable oil methanolysis catalyzed by CaO×ZnO, Fuel 113 (2013) 367–378.
  • B. Cekić, K. Ćirić, M. Iordoc, S. Marković, M. Mitrić, D. Stojić, Kinetics of hydrogen absorption in Zr-based alloys, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 559 (2013) 162-166,
  • S. Marković, M. Lukić, Č. Jovalekić, S.D. Škapin, D. Suvorov, D. Uskoković, Sintering Effects on Microstructure and Electrical Properties of CaCu3Ti4O12 Ceramics, Processing and Properties of Advanced Ceramics and Composites V: Ceramic Transactions (Eds. Narottam P. Bansal, Jitendra P. Singh, Song Ko, Ricardo Castro, Gary Pickrell, Navin Jose Manjooran, Mani Nair, Gurpreet Singh), Volume 240, pp. 337-348, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2013. (ISBN-10: 1118744098 | ISBN-13: 978-1118744093),
  • N. Labus, J. Krstić, S. Marković, D. Vasiljević-Radović, M.V. Nikolić, V. Pavlović, ZnTiO3 Ceramic Nanopowder Microstructure Changes During Compaction, Science of Sintering 45 (2013) 209-221.
  • J. Dragaš, S. Marinković, Lj. Miličić, S. Marković, N. Tošić, I. Ignjatović, Geopolimeri na bazi alkalno aktiviranog elektrofilterskog pepela kao novo vezivo u betonu, Izgradnja 67 (9-10) (2013) 359-366.
  • S. Nenadović, Lj. Kljajević, M. Nenadović, M. Milanović, S. Marković, V. Pavlović, Physico-chemical soil analysis of Rudovci region, Geonauka 1 (2) (2013) 1-8.
  • A. Mitrović, M. Zdujić, Mechanochemical treatment of Serbian kaolin clay to obtain a highly reactive pozzolana, Journal of the Serbian Chemical Society 78 (4) (2013) 579–590,
  • J. Grbović Novaković, S. Kurko, Ž. Rašković-Lovre, S. Milošević, I. Milanović, Z. Stojanović, R. Vujasin, Lj. Matović, Changes in Storage Properties of Hydrides Induced by Ion Irradiation, Medziagotyra 19 (2) (2013).
  • K. Kumric´, A. Đukic´, T. Trtic´-Petrovic´, N. Vukelic´, Z Stojanovic´, J. Grbovic´ Novakovic´, Lj. Matović, Simultaneous Removal of Divalent Heavy Metals from Aqueous Solutions Using Raw and Mechanochemically Treated Interstratified Montmorillonite/Kaolinite Clay, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 52 (2013) 7930-7939.
  • I. Dugandžić, D. Jovanović, L. Mančić, O. Milošević, S. P. Ahrenkiel , Z. Šaponjić, J. Nedeljković, Ultrasonic spray pyrolysis of surface modified TiO2 nanoparticles with dopamine, Materials Chemistry and Physics 143 (2013) 233-239,
  • I. Dugandžić, V. Lojpur, L. Mančić, M.D. Dramićanin, M.E. Rabanal, T. Hashishin, Z. Tan, S. Ohara, O. Milošević, Aerosol route as a feasible bottom-up chemical approach for up-converting phosphor particles processing, Advanced Powder Technology 24 (2013) 852–857. 


  • N. Obradović, S. Filipović, N. Đorđević, D. Kosanović, N. Nikolić, S. Marković, M. Mitrić, V. Pavlović, Influence of Mechanochemical Activation on the Sintering of Cordierite Ceramics in the Presence of Bi2O3 as a Functional Additive, Powder Technology 218 (2012) 157-161.
  • D. Jugović, M. Mitrić, M. Kuzmanović, N. Cvjetićanin, S. Marković, S. Škapin, D. Uskoković, Rapid crystallization of LiFePO4 particles by facile emulsion-mediated solvothermal synthesis, Powder Technology 219 (2012) 128-134,
  • M.J. Lukić, Lj. Veselinović, Z. Stojanović, M. Maček-Kržmanc, I. Bračko, S.D. Škapin, S. Marković, D. Uskoković, Pecularities in sintering behavior of Ca-deficient hydroxyapatite nanopowders, Materials Letters 68 (2012) 331-335,
  • M. J. Lukić, S. D. Škapin, S. Marković and D. Uskoković, Processing route to full dense nanostructured HAp bioceramics: from powder synthesis to sintering, Journal of the American Ceramic Society 95 (11) (2012) 3394–3402,
  • Z. Stojanović, S. Marković, Determination of particle size distributions by laser diffraction, Technics - New Materials 21 (2012) 11-20.
  • S. Petrušić, P. Jovančić, M. Lewandowski, S. Giraud, B. Bugarski, J. Djonlagić, V. Končar, Synthesis, characterization and drug release properties of thermosensitive poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) microgels, Journal of Polymer Research 19 (2012) 9979 (11 pp),
  • I. Dugandžić, D. Jovanović, L. Mančić, N. Zheng, S. P. Ahrenkiel, O. Milošević, Z. Šaponjić, J. Nedeljkovic, Surface modification of submicronic TiO2 particles prepared by ultrasonic spray pyrolysis for visible light absorption, Journal of Nanoparticle Research 14 (2012) 1157-1168,
  • S. Marković and D. Uskoković, Sintering of Defect-Free BaTi0.975Sn0.025O3/BaTi0.85Sn0.15O3 Functionally Graded Materials, Advances and Applications in Electroceramics: Ceramic Transactions (Eds. K. M. Nair, Shashank Priya and Quanxi Jia), Vol. 226, pp. 97-106, Wiley 2011. (ISBN: 978-1-1180-5999-9)
  • S. Marković, Lj. Veselinović, M. J. Lukić, Lj. Karanović, I. Bračko, N. Ignjatović and D. Uskoković, Synthetical bone-like and biological hydroxyapatites: a comparative study of crystal structure and morphology, Biomedical Materials 6 (2011) 045005 (13 pp),
  • M. Lukić, Z. Stojanović, S.D. Škapin, M. Maček-Kržmanc, M. Mitrić, S. Marković, D. Uskoković, Dense fine-grained biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP) bioceramics designed by two-step sintering, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 31 (1-2) (2011) 19-27,
  • A. Stanković, Lj. Veselinović, S.D. Škapin, S. Marković, and D. Uskoković, Controlled mechanochemically assisted synthesis of ZnO nanopowders in the presence of oxalic acid, Journal of Materials Science 46 (2011) 3716-372,
  • N. Obradović, S. Filipović, V. Pavlović, M. Mitrić, S. Marković, V. Mitić, N. Đorđević, M. M. Ristić, Isothermal sintering of barium-zinc-titanate ceramics, Ceramics International 37 (2011) 21-27.
  • M.M. Pavlović, V. Ćosović, M.G. Pavlović, N. Talijan, V. Bojanić, Electrical Conductivity of Lignocellulosic Composites Loaded with Electrodeposited Copper Powders, International Journal of Electrochemical Science 6 (2011) 3812-3829.


  • S. Marković and D. Uskoković, Barium Titanate Stannate Functionally Graded Materials: Choosing of the Ti/Sn Concentration Gradient and the Influence of the Gradient on Electrical Properties, Advances in Electroceramic Materials II: Ceramic Transactions (Eds. K. M. Nair and Shashank Priya), Vol. 221, pp. 3-17, Wiley 2010. (ISBN: 978-0-470-92716-8).
  • D. Stojanović, A. Orlović, S.B. Glišić, S. Marković, V. Radmilović, P.S. Uskoković, R. Aleksić, Preparation of MEMO silane-coated SiO2 nanoparticles under high pressure of carbon dioxide and ethanol, The Journal of Supercritical Fluids 52 (2010) 276-284,
  • S. Marković, Č. Jovalekic, Lj. Veselinović, S. Mentus and D. Uskoković, Electrical properties of barium titanate stannate functionally graded materials, Journal of the European Ceramic Society. 30 (2010) 1427-1435,
  • Lj. Veselinović, Lj. Karanović, Z. Stojanović, I. Bračko, S. Marković, N. Ignjatović and D. Uskoković, Crystal structure of cobalt-substituted calcium hydroxyapatite nano-powders prepared by hydrothermal processing, Journal of Applied Crystallography 43 (2010) 320-327,
  • S. Filipović, N. Obradović, V. Pavlović, S. Marković, M. Mitrić, M. M. Ristić, Influence of mechanical activation on microstructure and crystal structure of sintered MgO-TiO2 system, Science of Sintering 42 (2010) 143-151,
  •  I. Stojković, N. Cvjetićanin, S. Marković, M. Mitrić and S. Mentus, Electrochemical behaviour of V2O5 xerogel and V2O5 xerogel/C composite in an aqueous LiNO3 and Mg(NO3)2 solutions, Acta Physica Polonica A 117 (2010) 837-840.
  • Z. Stojanović, S. Marković, D. Uskoković, Merenje raspodele veličina čestica metodom  difrakcije laserske svetlosti, Tehnika – Novi materijali 19 (5) (2010) 1-15.
  • Dj. Veljović, I. Zalite, E. Palcevskis, I. Smičiklas, R. Petrović, Dj. Janaćković, Microwave sintering of fine grained HAP and HAP/TCP bioceramics, Ceramics International 36 (2010) 595–603.
  • S. Kurko, Lj. Matović, N. Novaković, S. Nenadović, Z. Jovanović, N. Ivanović, J. Grbović Novaković, Ispitivanje promena desorpcionih osobina MgH2 nastalih bombardovanjem jonskim snopovima, Hemijska industrija 64 (3) (2010) 227–232,


  • S. Marković and D. Uskoković, The master sintering curves for BaTi0.985Sn0.025O3/BaTi0.85Sn0.15O3 functionally graded materials, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 29 (2009) 2309-2316,
  • Z. Stojanović, Lj. Veselinović, S. Marković, N. Ignjatović, D. Uskoković, Hydrothermal Synthesis of Nanosized Pure and Cobalt-Exchanged Hydroxyapatite, Materials and Manufacturing Processes 24:10 (2009) 1096-1103.
  • D. Stojanović, A. Orlović, S. Marković, V. Radmilović, P.S. Uskoković, R. Aleksić, Nanosilica/PMMA composites obtained by the modification of silica nanoparticles in a supercritical carbon dioxide-ethanol mixture, Journal of Materials Science 44 (2009) 622-6232,


Detailed info:
Mastersizer 2000 (Malvern Instruments Ltd., Malvern, Worcestershire, U.K.)



Dr. Smilja Marković
Institute of Technical Sciences of SASA, Belgrade
tel.: +381 11 2651-067

Dr. Zoran Stojanović
Institute of Technical Sciences of SASA, Belgrade
tel.: +381 11 2651-067




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