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May 16, 2023
Helium pycnometry, a commonly used technique for measuring the true density of powders, is sensitive to the release of volatiles during measurement. This can lead to over-estimated true density, and as such, an accurate method for determining the true density of powders containing volatile components is needed. Here, a method based on in-die compression data obtained with a compaction simulator was assessed.
This novel method was validated using a set of water-free powders. Using crystalline hydrates, we further showed that the calculated true densities were closer to values calculated from crystal structure than those from helium pycnometry. Hence, this method may be used for determining the true density of powders from their STC values.
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#true density #Helium pycnometry #water-containing materials #stress transmission coefficient #in-die