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Guide to the Nomenclature of Particle Dispersion Technology for Ceramic Systems



Vincent A. Hackley


It is generally agreed that measurements and standards play an integral role in the manufacture of ceramic materials. They enhance reliability by providing a basis for quantifying and comparing material properties during each phase of the manufacturing process. Equally important is the establishment of a uniform and widely accepted nomenclature to permit the efficient exchange of scientific and technical information. This document contains a practical guide to the nomenclature of dispersion systems. It was compiled as a resource for those working in particle dispersion-based application, particularly in the ceramic sciences.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 945
Report Number


ceramic, dispersion, nomenclature, particulate, slurry, suspension, terminology


Hackley, V. (2000), Guide to the Nomenclature of Particle Dispersion Technology for Ceramic Systems, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed April 20, 2024)
Created February 1, 2000, Updated February 19, 2017