When we ultrasonically process liquid samples, it is very important to choose a suitable size probe.
When sonicating liquid samples, it is very important to select the appropriate probe size. Each probe includes a recommended sample volume range, which can overlap with other probes. For example, a probe with a size of 5/12 inches (Φ10) will be able to handle 30-300ml.
The amount of sample to be processed must match the diameter of the tip. One person can handle less than 30 ml or more than 300 ml of liquid, depending on the type of sample used.
Depending on the size and shape, a 5/12 inch probe may be difficult to fit into a volume of 30 ml. Therefore, a 1/8 inch (Φ3) microtip may be a better choice. If the volume is small, a smaller tip is required to accommodate the inside of the sample tube. For samples not exceeding 30 ml, microneedles are recommended.
In order to process samples efficiently, a larger capacity probe (greater than 300ml) is required. Using the proper size probe will reduce the processing time and extend the life of the probe.