Chapter 15. Particle-Size Measurements
- John B. Wachtman Jr.
Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1991 The American Ceramic Society, Inc.
Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 12, Issue 1/2
How to Cite
Cooper, J. J. (2008) 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
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1991
Print ISBN: 9780470374979
Online ISBN: 9780470313183
- particle size;
- X-ray sedigraph;
- specific surface area;
- laser light diffraction;
- X-ray detector
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.