Application of the Model of Spheroidal Scatterers for Determination of Particles Sizes of Aqueous Suspensions by the Laser-Polarimetry and Dynamic-Light-Scattering Methods
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Results of measurements of particle sizes of a dispersed medium by the methods of laser polarimetry and dynamic light scattering are presented for water suspensions of ZnO, CuO, TiO2, and BaTiO3 with particles of irregular shape. When using the laser-polarimetry method, the particle-size distributions within the framework of the spheroidal-scatterer model are reconstructed. The same model was used to correct data obtained by the method of dynamic light scattering. The data obtained are compared with results obtained by electron microscopy. It is shown that, at values of the size parameter of 2–5, correction of the results of measurements obtained by the dynamic-light-scattering method makes it possible to reduce the error in determining the average particle size by this method to no more than 11%.
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