Posts tagged particle size distribution

Particle Size Distribution Analysis – An Overview

Within the context of particle science, particle size analysis refers to determination of size, range and/or mean size of particles present. This analysis is crucial for research and commercial applications in a number of industries and a wide variety of applications. In the chemical industry, when powders form one or more of the reactants, precise constitution of the powder is vital to ensure consistency. In the construction industry, particularly road building, aggregates must be optimised for maximum strength and durability.  Continue reading Particle Size Distribution Analysis – An Overview

Brownian Motion and Dynamic Light Scattering

Brownian motion

Brownian motion

When reading about the principles underlying a particular analytical instrument or technique, I often come across concepts which are not fully explained but which the authors assume will be recognised by the reader. Sometimes it’s good to have a look at those concepts and make sure their significance is understood. One that I’d like to mention is Brownian motion, or Brownian movement. Continue reading Brownian Motion and Dynamic Light Scattering