Author: Tom Tague,. Ph.D.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
There are many occasions where analyzing unknown particles can be important. Examples include illicit drug analysis, particulate adhesions occurring in a recycling process, electronics manufacturing, particles in liquid biomedical products, and many more. Further, the identification of unknown particles can be extremely important in reverse engineering products and identifying the cause of failure in the manufacturing process. One of the challenges to analyzing particles is that the size of the particles can be very small and potentially embedded in a matrix. Particle defects can adversely affect product quality, appearance, and performance.