Probing particle size distributions in natural surface waters from 15 nm to 2 microm by a combination of LIBD and single-particle counting.

@article{Walther2006ProbingPS,
  title={Probing particle size distributions in natural surface waters from 15 nm to 2 microm by a combination of LIBD and single-particle counting.},
  author={Clemens Walther and Sebastian B{\"u}chner and Montserrat Filella and Vincent Chanudet},
  journal={Journal of colloid and interface science},
  year={2006},
  volume={301 2},
  pages={532-7}
}
We present a technique for measuring colloid size distributions between 15 nm and 2 microm at concentrations relevant to natural surface waters. Two particle-measuring methods are combined: laser-induced breakdown detection (LIBD), which allows the quantification of colloid size distributions below 400 nm, and a commercial single-particle counter that extends the accessible size range up to two mum. Centrifugation was used in order to separate micrometer sized particles for the LIBD measurement… CONTINUE READING