Efficient Grinding Processes in Laboratory Ball Mills - Useful Tips

Sample homogenization is a fundamental pre-requisite for obtaining representative samples for subsequent analysis. The use of ball mills is an excellent means to achieve sample pulverization and grind sizes down to the nanometer range. Moreover, for those who use materials that are temperature-sensitive, or if process times are too long, ball mill use could very well be the answer.

To provide some tips & tricks for ball milling, RETSCH offered a webinar on “Useful tips for efficient grinding processes in laboratory Ball Mills.” This is now available as a recording for download, and provides a wealth of content, including:

  • Introduction to Ball Mills
  • Tips &Tricks
  • Choice of grinding jar and grinding ball material
  • Size and number of grinding balls
  • Dry grinding and ‘sample to grinding balls’ ratio
  • Wet grinding and adequate viscosity of the sample
  • Mechanical alloying and high energy input
  • High Energy Ball Mill Emax, functional principle and cooling
  • Application examples

Special Focus: High-Energy Grinding

Learn how to reduce time-consuming ball milling processes and how to grind heat-sensitive materials down to the nanometer range!

The recorded webinar is now available as a downloadable package which contains all necessary information presented during the live webinar.

Speakers

The speakers at the webinar were two experienced RETSCH personnel:

  • Dr. Tanja Butt, Product Manager, RETSCH GmbH
  • Dr. Gerhard Beckers, Applications Specialist, RETSCH GmbH

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