Particle Characterization: Light Scattering Methods

  • Renliang Xu
  • Brian Scarlett

Part of the Particle Technology Series book series (POTS, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Pages 56-110
  3. Pages 111-181
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 344-398

About this book


Particle characterization is an important component in product research and development, manufacture, and quality control of particulate materials and an important tool in the frontier of sciences, such as in biotechnology and nanotechnology. This book systematically describes one major branch of modern particle characterization technology - the light scattering methods. This is the first monograph in particle science and technology covering the principles, instrumentation, data interpretation, applications, and latest experimental development in laser diffraction, optical particle counting, photon correlation spectroscopy, and electrophoretic light scattering.
In addition, a summary of all major particle sizing and other characterization methods, basic statistics and sample preparation techniques used in particle characterization, as well as almost 500 latest references are provided.
The book is a must for industrial users of light scattering techniques characterizing a variety of particulate systems and for undergraduate or graduate students who want to learn how to use light scattering to study particular materials, in chemical engineering, material sciences, physical chemistry and other related fields.


control diffraction experiment laser light scattering material sciences measurement nanotechnology physical chemistry spectroscopy

Authors and affiliations

  • Renliang Xu
    • 1
  1. 1.Beckman CoulterMiamiUSA

Editors and affiliations

  • Brian Scarlett
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical University of DelftDelftThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-6300-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47124-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1567-827X
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