Refractories and Industrial Ceramics

, Volume 50, Issue 5, pp 383–386 | Cite as

Features of powder-material grain-size analysis methods

  • A. E. Stolina
  • A. A. Smetkin
  • N. V. Pimenova

The grain-size composition of silicon powder has been determined by optical microscopy, laser diffraction, photosedimentation, and differential high-velocity sedimentation. The results from the various methods are compared in regions of intersection of their ranges, and the advantages of each of the four methods are identified.


grain-size analysis silicon powder particle morphology mechanoactivation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. E. Stolina
    • 1
  • A. A. Smetkin
    • 1
  • N. V. Pimenova
    • 1
  1. 1.Powder Material Science Center, GOUVPOPerm State Technical UniversityPermRussia

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