Chapter 15. Particle-Size Measurements

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. John J. Cooper

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470313183.ch15

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 12, Issue 1/2

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 12, Issue 1/2

How to Cite

Cooper, J. J. (1991) Particle-Size Measurements, in Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 12, Issue 1/2 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470313183.ch15

Author Information

  1. Jesse Shirley and Son, Ltd. Stoke-on-Trent, England ST4 7AF

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1991

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374979

Online ISBN: 9780470313183

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Keywords:

  • particle size;
  • X-ray sedigraph;
  • specific surface area;
  • laser light diffraction;
  • X-ray detector

Summary

A range of techniques available for the measurement of particle size and particle-size distribution of ceramic materials is described. Their fields of application and limits of applicability are considered. Dispersion procedures are outlined and their importance emphasized. A comparison is made, using a number of ceramic raw materials, between the particle-size measurements obtained by sedimentation analysis using an X-ray Sedigraph and those obtained by the increasingly popular technique of laser light diffraction.