Accession Number:

ADA522118

Title:

Solution Assisted Laser Ablation Synthesis of Discrete Aluminum Nanoparticles (Preprint)

Descriptive Note:

Journal article Preprint

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING DIRECTORATE

Report Date:

2010-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Discrete aluminum nanoparticles with an average particle size of 21 nm have been prepared by laser ablation of a metallic aluminum target submerged in dry tetrahydrofuran in the presence of 0.001 M oleic acid as a stabilizing ligand. The particles display high solubility and minimal aggregation while the absence of oleic acid leads to highly aggregated particles and a broader particle size distribution. OAl ratios obtained from EDS analysis of single particles and small particle clusters suggests the particles produced are primarily metallic aluminum with minimal oxide content.

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Miscellaneous Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE