Small metal particles are produced by mechanical comminution, chemical reaction, electrolytic deposition, and liquid-metal atomization:
  • A powder is a finely divided solid smaller than about 1mm in maximum dimension.

  • Powders can be compressed into pellets.

  • Granules are those particles having approximately equidimensional, nonspherical shapes. The term can also apply to small, coarse metal particles often formed by pouring molten metal through a screen into water and agitating violently as the metal solidifies.

  • Dusts are synonymous with powders that are sufficiently fine to become airborne.


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