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Particle Size Analysis By Automated Optical Microscopy
Author(s): L. C. Kenny; A. P. Rood
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Paper Abstract

Recent developments in technology have led to the wide availability of image analysis systems suitable for particle size analysis, and one such system is described. Image analysis offers a significant advantage over manual microscopy as it allows large numbers of particles to be measured consistently and accurately. The image presented to the image analyser must be carefully prepared in order to reduce measurement errors to a minimum. Good sample preparation techniques are much more important here than for manual microscopy, and the greatest care must be taken when setting up the microscope/tv camera imaging system. Many more measurements can be made on each particle than would be possible manually, and several methods of calculating the particle size are described. The use of automated focus, slide transport and slide changing mechanisms under the control of the image analyser can eliminate the need for manual intervention in the system, allowing it to be run overnight.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 March 1983
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0368, Microscopy: Techniques and Capabilities, (29 March 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934335
Show Author Affiliations
L. C. Kenny, Health and Safety Executive (England)
A. P. Rood, Health and Safety Executive (England)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0368:
Microscopy: Techniques and Capabilities
Lionel R. Baker, Editor(s)

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