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Knut Deppert

Knut Deppert

Professor

Knut Deppert

Review of Spark Discharge Generators for Production of Nanoparticle Aerosols

Author

  • Bengt Meuller
  • Maria Messing
  • David L. J. Engberg
  • Anna M. Jansson
  • Linda I. M. Johansson
  • Susanne M. Norlen
  • Nina Tureson
  • Knut Deppert

Summary, in English

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.

Department/s

  • Solid State Physics
  • NanoLund

Publishing year

2012

Language

English

Pages

1256-1270

Publication/Series

Aerosol Science and Technology

Volume

46

Issue

11

Document type

Journal article review

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Topic

  • Physical Chemistry

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1521-7388