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Chapter 3

Kinetic and Statistical Properties

These properties of dispersions include the motion of particles induced by gravity, by centrifugation, by applied electric field, by viscous forces, or by ultrasound. Each of these motions can be made the basis of a measure of particle size. Statistical properties include Brownian motion, sedimentation equilibrium, colligative properties, and fractals.

Key Words: Brownian motion, centrifugation, colligative properties, diffusion, fractals, Reynolds number, sedimentation


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