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Influence of the sand particle shape on particle size distribution measured by laser diffraction method

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The aim of this paper was to show how the shape of sand particles affects the results of particle size distribution obtained by the laser diffraction method. On the basis of the results obtained one can conclude: the shape of the investigated particles influences particle size distribution obtained by the laser diffraction method. This phenomenon occurs in the sand fraction, as shown in our investigation. The importance of this effect depends on the type of the measured material and on the aim of the investigations. For most researchers in soil science and sedimentology who investigate sand fractions, this impact can be negligible. Further investigations with other soil and sediment fractions are needed.








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  • Institute of Agrophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences in Lublin, Doswiadczalna 4, 20-290 Lublin, Poland
  • Institute of Agrophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences in Lublin, Doswiadczalna 4, 20-290 Lublin, Poland
  • Institute of Agrophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences in Lublin, Doswiadczalna 4, 20-290 Lublin, Poland
  • Institute of Agrophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences in Lublin, Doswiadczalna 4, 20-290 Lublin, Poland
  • Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Pannonia, Egyetem 10, H-8200 Veszprem, Hungary
  • Institute of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Pusztaszeri 59-67, H-1025 Budapest, Hungary


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