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Plasticity and Water Absorption of Clays


IN spite of the cause of the plasticity of clays having been the subject of much speculation, no generally accepted theory appears to have been developed. The following measurements of water absorption and some other properties of clays throw further light on the problem and appear to me to be of general interest in the theory of the properties of colloids.

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OAKLEY, H. Plasticity and Water Absorption of Clays. Nature 123, 714–715 (1929).

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