Effect of saturating cation on tactoid size distribution in bentonite suspensions

W. R. Whalley, C. E. Mullins
1991 Clay minerals  
Centrifugal photosedimentation was used to determine the size distribution of dilute bentonite suspensions as a function of saturating cation. This method is shown to give a better estimate of the effect of saturating cation on tactoid size than the techniques that are currently used. The results indicate that tactoids may occur in preferred size ranges.
doi:10.1180/claymin.1991.026.1.02 fatcat:wrkjqriurjahhptxyfao47qufi