The Microscope and the Paint Industry


    THE value of the microscope in the study of pigments is being increasingly realised by the British paint industry, also in Germany and elsewhere. It has long been known that chemical analysis alone was quite insufficient for evaluating the true properties of a pigment, but that particle size and shape are, among other things, of very great importance, especially in determining the nature and extent of the reaction, for example, between the pigment and an oil medium like linseed oil.

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    The Microscope and the Paint Industry. Nature 127, 724 (1931).

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