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AS 4863.

12000
ISO 13320-1:1999

AS 4863.1

Australian Standard
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Particle size analysisLaser diffraction methods Part 1: General principles

This Australian Standard was prepared by Committee CH/32, Particle Size Analysis. It was approved on behalf of the Council of Standards Australia on 31 May 2000 and published on 23 June 2000.

The following interests are represented on Committee CH/32:


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This Standard was issued in draft form for comment as DR 99470.

AS 4863.12000

Australian Standard
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Particle size analysisLaser diffraction methods Part 1: General principles

First published as AS 4863.12000.

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PREFACE
This Standard was prepared by the Standards Australia Committee CH/32, Particle Size Analysis. This Standard is identical with and has been reproduced from ISO 13320-1:1999, Particle size analysisLaser diffraction methods, Part 1: General principles. The objective of this Standard is to provide guidance on the measurement of size distributions of particles in any two-phase system, for example powders, sprays, aerosols, suspensions, emulsions and gas bubbles in liquids, through analysis of their angular light scattering patterns. It does not address the specific requirements of particle size measurement of specific products. This Standard is applicable to particle sizes ranging from approximately 0.1 m to 3 mm. For non-spherical particles, an equivalent-sphere size distribution is obtained because the technique uses the assumption of spherical particles in its optical model. The resulting particle size distribution may be different from those obtained by methods based on other physical principles (e.g. sedimentation, sieving). As this Standard is reproduced from an International Standard, the following applies: (a) (b) (c) (d) Its number appears on the cover and title page while the International Standard number appears only on the cover. In the souce text, this part of ISO 13320 should read this Australian Standard. A full point substitutes for a comma when referring to a decimal marker. Substitute mL for ml wherever it appears.

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This ISO document listed as a normative reference in Clause 2 has not been adopted as an Australian Standard.

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CONTENTS
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Introduction ..................................................................................................................iv 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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Scope.................................................................................................................. 1 Normative reference ............................................................................................ 1 Terms, definitions and symbols............................................................................ 1 Principle .............................................................................................................. 4 Laser diffraction instrument.................................................................................. 4 Operational procedures ....................................................................................... 6 Reporting of results ........................................................................................... 14

Annexes A Theoretical background of laser diffraction......................................................... 16 B Recommendations for instrument specifications................................................. 25 C Dispersion liquids for the laser diffraction method .............................................. 28 D Refractive index for various liquids and solids .................................................... 29 Bibliography ............................................................................................................... 34

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