Use of Nomenclature in Dispersion Science and Technology. NIST Recommended Practice Guide.
Use of Nomenclature in Dispersion Science and
Technology. NIST Recommended Practice Guide.
Hackley, V. A.; Ferraris, C. F.
NIST SP 960-3; 72 p. August 2001.
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rheology; ceramics; particulate systems; dispersed
particulate systems; dispersion science
This Special Publication is essentially a reprint of two
NIST Special Publications, SP 945 and SP 946. This
particular Practice Guide provides guidelines for the
use of technical and scientific nomenclature related to
ceramic dispersions. The use of nomenclature for
describing dispersed particulate systems, along with
their associated properties and components, is often
inconsistent and subject ot misinterpretation in the
technical and scientific literature. For example, terms
for describing the state of association of particles in
suspension (e.g., aggregate or agglomerate) often carry
specific connotations that vary among different authors.
This guide has been prepared as a resource for
researchers, engineers, and students working in
dispersion-based applications. In compiling this guide,
we drew on a number of resources, including books,
review articles, and published terminologies. To the
extent possible, every effort was made to maintain a
degree of uniformity with existing standards and
conventions, including published terminologies from the
American Concrete Institute (ACI), the British Standards
Institute (BSI), the International Union of Pure and
Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), and the Society of Rheology,
as well as current and draft ASTM and ISO standards.