Direct imaging of aggregates in aqueous clay-suspensions by x-ray microscopy

  • J. Niemeyer
  • J. Thieme
  • P. Guttmann
  • T. Wilhein
  • D. Rudolph
  • G. Schmahl
Conference paper
Part of the Progress in Colloid & Polymer Science book series (PROGCOLLOID, volume 95)

Abstract

The applicability of x-ray microscopy for the direct investigation of clay aggregates in water is demonstrated. As coagulating agents Ca2+, an anionic and a cationic detergent were used. The internal structures of the aggregates formed by the addition of the surfactant could be clearly visualized.

Key words

X-ray-microscopy clay, aggregates detergents suspensions 

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© Dr. Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag GmbH & Co. KG 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Niemeyer
    • 1
  • J. Thieme
    • 2
  • P. Guttmann
    • 2
  • T. Wilhein
    • 2
  • D. Rudolph
    • 2
  • G. Schmahl
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für BodenwissenschaftenUnivesität GöttingenGöttingen
  2. 2.Forschungseinrichtung RötongenphysikUniversität GöttingenGöttingen

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