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Early studies were focused on the particle arrangements in suspensions only. Although there are additional factors to consider in real soil masses, a knowledge of particle arrangement in clay suspensions is an important ﬁrst step in understanding the structure of clays. 8 shows the possible associations between clay particles in suspensions. The terminology associated with these associations is as follows. Dispersed: No face-to-face association between particles exists. Aggregated: Face-to-face association of several particles exists.
All Rights Reserved. 13 Schematic proﬁles of energy versus distance: (a) DLVO particle interaction energies as the distance between two particles is varied; (b) effects of salt concentration and particle surface potential on interaction energy. in a slurry because of these weak forces. Upon slight disturbance such as shaking, the attractive forces are easily overcome and the particles are dispersed back. 13b shows the possible interaction curves between the particle surfaces. With particles of weak interaction such as in the cases of low electric potential and high salt concentrations, the energy barrier will become weak too.
Source: USDA, 1951) slightly higher scale of dimension. Several photomicrographs published by Collins and McGown (1974) seem to suggest that it is possible to delineate boundaries of the assemblages. Again, similar assemblages were found to be present in soils having a wide variety of environment and depositional factors, so one could use this as a general characterization scheme. 3 PORE SIZES ASSOCIATED WITH SOIL STRUCTURE The scale dependence of soil structure reﬂects in the tremendous variation in the pore sizes of the soil.