Particle Shape Analysis

Authored by: Fridrun Podczeck

Encyclopedia of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology

Print publication date:  July  2013
Online publication date:  July  2013

Print ISBN: 9781841848198
eBook ISBN: 9781351124874
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EPT4-v4-4

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Abstract

Properties of powders and disperse systems containing solid particles depend greatly on the geometry of the solid phase. Unfortunately, there is no universal method to describe the shape of powder particles. Methods must be chosen with respect to the processes, in which the particles are involved (14). The choice of the shape factor is critical and requires knowledge of the process and methods of particle shape characterization.

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