sol in which the dispersed phase is a solid, a liquid or a mixture of both and the continuous phase is a gas (usually air).
- Owing to their size, the particles of the dispersed phase have a comparatively small @S05631@ and hence exhibit some degree of stability in the earth's gravitational field.
- An aerosol can be characterized by its chemical composition, its @R05092@ (if any), the particle size distribution, the electrical charge and the optical properties.
- Modified from previous definition, within which particles with equivalent diameters usually between 0.01 and 100 µm are specified. This extends beyond the size range specified for a @C01172@ system. To avoid confusion the definition proposed here is recommended.
PAC, 2007, 79, 1801. 'Definitions of terms relating to the structure and processing of sols, gels, networks, and inorganic-organic hybrid materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2007)' on page 1805 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac200779101801)