Silica Particles: Size and Colloidal Stability by Using the Litesizer™ 500
8 February 2016

This application note measures the particle size and zeta potential of silica in suspension by using dynamic light scattering (DLS) and electrophoretic light scattering (ELS) with the Litesizer™ 500. Silica is a widely used material that is abundant in nature (mostly as quartz) as well as in living organisms. Particularly in the production of ceramic products, particle size is the most important parameter, and must be optimized for each product to achieve the desired physical and mechanical properties.