Assuming that the agglomerates
have similar mean diameters, the second condition mentioned above results in a monitoring cross section, in which a collision of agglomerates
is possible (Fig.
The setup leads to an important breakup of agglomerates
through the capillary die.
Since the agglomerates
are harder than the polymer matrix, they return to the surface after a sample is cut.
One approach to evaluate these kinetic constant as function of shear rate is to submit badly dispersed samples to different shearing histories on a rotating rheometer to induce a controlled breakup of the agglomerates
The Morphologi G3-ID extends the capabilities of image analysis by applying the technique of Morphologically Directed Raman Spectroscopy to enable the chemical identification of multi-component agglomerates
that cannot be reliably classified on the basis of size and shape alone.
This separates loose agglomerates
by shear forces (Jones 2002).
CNTs tend to form agglomerates
(14), (16), (23), (27).
Aggregates and agglomerates
are separated from primary particles on the basis of: shape, low circularity, and to some extent size (the size range is quite broad)--see Figure 1, region 1.
Micrometer-sized magnetic agglomerates
can be characterized with a polarized SUSANS facility.
Again a manufactured product, only this time the marble stones are ground into a powder, then mixed with a wax resin to achieve a smooth, blemish-free finish.
Small clay particles can agglomerate
with polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) to form neutral-buoyancy aggregates.
The scattering equation developed to analyze the intensity scattered by agglomerates
and interacting scatters was used to analyze the scattering data from these gels.