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Aerodynamically assisted jetting: a pressure driven approach for processing nanomaterials

Jayasinghe, S. N. and Suter, N. (2006) Aerodynamically assisted jetting: a pressure driven approach for processing nanomaterials. MICRO & NANO LETTERS, 1 (1). pp. 35-38.

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An investigation into aerodynamically assisted jetting (AAJ), an emerging pressure-driven process fabrication approach, for handling concentrated nano-suspensions is reported. A wide range of nano-scaled materials (<< 50 nm) were suspended in a polymer grade ethylene glycol and jetted. The jetting process was optimised for identifying a parametric space for a given flowrate to applied pressure difference, where the finest possible near mono-dispersed droplets containing nanomaterials were generated. The droplet size distributions generated were measured using a Sympatec laser spectrometer. These droplets were collected on holey carbon grids where transmission electron microscopy was carried out. The results in this investigation elucidate AAJ as a novel nanofabrication approach.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Technology > Manufacturing processes for nanotechnology
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:469
Deposited On:04 Dec 2008 16:14
Last Modified:04 Dec 2008 16:14

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