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Review of Spark Discharge Generators for Production of Nanoparticle Aerosols

Meuller, Bengt LU ; Messing, Maria LU ; Engberg, David L. J.; Jansson, Anna M.; Johansson, Linda I. M.; Norlen, Susanne M.; Tureson, Nina and Deppert, Knut LU (2012) In Aerosol Science and Technology 46(11). p.1256-1270
Abstract
In the growing field of nanotechnology there is an increasing need to develop production methods for nanoparticles, especially methods that provide control and reproducibility. The spark discharge generator (SDG) is a versatile device for the production of nanoparticle aerosols. It can produce aerosol nanoparticles in the entire nanometer range (1-100 nm), and beyond. Depending on requirements, and the system used, these nanoparticles can be completely contamination free and composed of one or more materials. This provides a unique opportunity to create new materials on the nanoscale. Already in use in semiconductor, materials, health and environmental research, the SDG shows promise for yet more applications. If needed, particle... (More)
In the growing field of nanotechnology there is an increasing need to develop production methods for nanoparticles, especially methods that provide control and reproducibility. The spark discharge generator (SDG) is a versatile device for the production of nanoparticle aerosols. It can produce aerosol nanoparticles in the entire nanometer range (1-100 nm), and beyond. Depending on requirements, and the system used, these nanoparticles can be completely contamination free and composed of one or more materials. This provides a unique opportunity to create new materials on the nanoscale. Already in use in semiconductor, materials, health and environmental research, the SDG shows promise for yet more applications. If needed, particle production by the SDG could be scaled up using parallel generators facilitating continuous high-volume production of aerosol nanoparticles. Still, there is a surprisingly low knowledge of fundamental processes in the SDG. In this article we present a thorough review of the most common and relevant SDGs and the theory of their operation. Some possible improvements are also discussed. (Less)
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10.1080/02786826.2012.705448
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  abstract     = {In the growing field of nanotechnology there is an increasing need to develop production methods for nanoparticles, especially methods that provide control and reproducibility. The spark discharge generator (SDG) is a versatile device for the production of nanoparticle aerosols. It can produce aerosol nanoparticles in the entire nanometer range (1-100 nm), and beyond. Depending on requirements, and the system used, these nanoparticles can be completely contamination free and composed of one or more materials. This provides a unique opportunity to create new materials on the nanoscale. Already in use in semiconductor, materials, health and environmental research, the SDG shows promise for yet more applications. If needed, particle production by the SDG could be scaled up using parallel generators facilitating continuous high-volume production of aerosol nanoparticles. Still, there is a surprisingly low knowledge of fundamental processes in the SDG. In this article we present a thorough review of the most common and relevant SDGs and the theory of their operation. Some possible improvements are also discussed.},
  author       = {Meuller, Bengt and Messing, Maria and Engberg, David L. J. and Jansson, Anna M. and Johansson, Linda I. M. and Norlen, Susanne M. and Tureson, Nina and Deppert, Knut},
  issn         = {1521-7388},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {11},
  pages        = {1256--1270},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Aerosol Science and Technology},
  title        = {Review of Spark Discharge Generators for Production of Nanoparticle Aerosols},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02786826.2012.705448},
  volume       = {46},
  year         = {2012},
}