Rights: University of Waikato Published 9 April 2010, Updated 29 March 2017 Download


Isopropyl alcohol is added to the beaker to create a suspension of the component particles prior to milling. Isopropyl alcohol is used because it does not react chemically with the raw materials and is easily recovered by solvent evaporation.

Bill transfers the suspension to the ball-milling container full of small ceramic milling balls.