Size matters in Sample Preparation.
In the analysis of solid material, the popular adage that “bigger is better” certainly does not apply. The goal is to produce particles that are sufficiently small to satisfy the requirements of the analysis while ensuring that the final sample accurately represents the original material. The analytical world is getting smaller both figuratively and literally. In size reduction technology, there is a trend towards smaller samples that have a smaller and more controlled particle size and yet remain representative of the material being analyzed.