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Synthesis of Aluminum Nanoparticles by Electromagnetic Levitational Gas Condensation Method

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Abstract:

A novel electromagnetic levitational gas condensation (ELGC) system was designed and manufactured for the synthesis of aluminum nanoparticles. Both liquid and membrane filtration systems were used for collecting the nanoparticles. Effects of induction coil design, input power and gas flow rate were investigated. It was found that the wet collection in toluene resulted in a smaller particle size than the dry collection on membrane filter. While using low argon flow rate, coarser particles were produced, high argon flow rate intensified the particle coalescence. The best argon flow rate for the synthesis of aluminum nanoparticles was found about 10–15 lit/min.

Keywords: ALUMINUM; ELECTROMAGNETIC LEVITATION; GAS CONDENSATION; NANOPARTICLES

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2010.2568

Publication date: 2010-09-01

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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