Jenny Stanford Publishing
In many fields, the special properties of nanoparticles, which come into play especially for sizes <20 nm, are just beginning to be exploited. The present book deals with spark ablation as a unique source of such building blocks for nanotechnology and a powerful tool to promote this development. The technique offers unprecedented flexibility regarding composition and size, and revolutions in the domains of catalysis, sensor technology, and more are to be expected.
The authors of this book all have many years of experience in spark ablation and its applications. The introductory chapters give an overview of the technological fields that can exploit these size effects, and explain the process of spark ablation in the gas phase, as well as principles of immobilizing the particles to create novel products and materials. Fundamentals of the spark ablation process are then treated, as well as the characteristics of the particles formed. The rest of the book deals with a selection of application fields that profit from the spark ablation source from the perspective of research.
Part 1: Introduction
1. Application Domains of <20 nm Particles and the Role of the Spark Discharge Generator
E. Rennen, A. Schmidt-Ott
2. Nanoparticle Production by Spark Ablation: The Principle, Configurations, and Basic Steps toward Application
M.F.J. Boeije et al.
Part 2: The Process of Spark Ablation
3. Spark Plasma Diagnostics
A. Kohut, G. Galbács, Z.Geretovszky
4. The Physics and Equivalent Circuit Modeling of Spark Ablation
E. Trodini, I.M. Richardson, A. Schmidt-Ott
Part 3: Product Particles and Their Characterization
5. Generation of Mixed Nanoparticles by Spark Ablation of Alloys and Spark Mixing
A. Muntean et al.
6. Characterization of Nanoparticles from Spark Ablation
M. E. Messing
7. Atomic Clusters: Potential of Spark Discharge Generation
Part 4: Applications
8. The Use of Spark Ablation for Generating Cluster Beams: A Review
C. Piazzoni, P. Milani
9. Patterned 3D Nanostructure Arrays from Charged Aerosols
J. Feng, K. Lee, M. Choi
10. Catalytic Applications of Nanoparticles Produced by Spark Ablation
A. P. Weber
11. Nanoparticles and Nanoparticle-Based Materials Produced by Spark Ablation for Environmental Gas Sensors
12. Alloy Plasmonic Nanoparticles and Their Applications
13. Spark Ablation for Biomedical Application
B. K. Poudel et al.
14. Application of a Spark Discharge Generator for Production of Combustion-Like Aerosols