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Manufacturer's Words on Particle Size (Minerals)

Manufacturer’s Words on Particle Size for our Minerals

 

The detection of the presence of magnesium is done using an ICP-OES spectrometer. This tells us that there is indeed magnesium in the product and also quantifies this for us, so we know how much magnesium is present. The ICP-OES machine does not tell us the particle size.

 

Aveka Labs used a  Malvern PCS Dynamic Light Scattering Instrument in an attempt to find particles in ReMag. The PCS analyses samples for particles in the 1nm to 1000 nm (0.001-1 micron) size range. No particles were detected in this size range, which means that ReMag has particles that are smaller than 0.001 microns.

 

ReMag is a monoatomic ionic solution. There really is no direct way to measure the ionic size (or ionic radius). This is actually determined indirectly by measuring the bond length. Ionic radii are difficult to measure with any degree of certainty, and vary according to the environment of the ion, and also several other factors. The distance between two ions in an ionic crystal structure can be determined by X-ray crystallography, which gives the lengths of the sides of the unit cell of a crystal. The ionic radius is not a fixed property of a given ion, but varies with coordination number, spin state and many other parameters. As such it is extremely difficult to determine the actual size of ReMag particles. We know for sure that they are smaller than 0.001 micron. With the use of X-ray crystallography we calculate/estimate ReMag particles are approximately 70-86 pico-meter in size.

 

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