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, Volume 37, Issue 8, pp 16–21 | Cite as

Very Fine Metal Powders

  • J. D. Ayers
  • I. E. Anderson
Physical Metallurgy and Material Overview

Abstract

Very small particles, with diameters of 10 μm and less, often exhibit unique structures or properties that are not unattainable in larger size ranges. This paper briefly discusses some of the applications for which fine powder sizes are desirable and describes representative processes by which fine particles can be produced. The processes are classified into five general groups according to the physical principles they employ. Special morphological and chemical characteristics of selected powder products are discussed. Rates of production are also considered.

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  • I. E. Anderson

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