Particle size and size distribution have a significant effect on the behavior of metal powders during their processing. This article provides an overview of the sample preparation process for particle size measurement, which is a key step in the measurement of particle size distributions. Common particle size measuring techniques discussed in this article include sieve analysis, quantitative image analysis, laser diffraction, sedimentation methods, aerodynamic time-of-flight method, electrical zone sensing, and photon correlation spectroscopy. The advantages and disadvantages of these methods are reviewed.
Ronald G. Iacocca, Particle Size and Size Distribution, Powder Metallurgy, Vol 7, ASM Handbook, Edited By P. Samal, J. Newkirk, ASM International, 2015, p 127–131, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v07.a0006096
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