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Title: Reactor and method for production of nanostructures

Abstract

A reactor and method for production of nanostructures, including metal oxide nanowires or nanoparticles, are provided. The reactor includes a regulated metal powder delivery system in communication with a dielectric tube; a plasma-forming gas inlet, whereby a plasma-forming gas is delivered substantially longitudinally into the dielectric tube; a sheath gas inlet, whereby a sheath gas is delivered into the dielectric tube; and a microwave energy generator coupled to the dielectric tube, whereby microwave energy is delivered into a plasma-forming gas. The method for producing nanostructures includes providing a reactor to form nanostructures and collecting the formed nanostructures, optionally from a filter located downstream of the dielectric tube.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
University of Louisville Research Foundation, Inc. Louisville, KY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1353086
Patent Number(s):
9,630,162
Application Number:
13/439,592
Assignee:
University of Louisville Research Foundation, Inc. CHO
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-05ER64071; FG36-05G085013A
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Apr 04
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Sunkara, Mahendra Kumar, Kim, Jeong H., and Kumar, Vivekanand. Reactor and method for production of nanostructures. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Sunkara, Mahendra Kumar, Kim, Jeong H., & Kumar, Vivekanand. Reactor and method for production of nanostructures. United States.
Sunkara, Mahendra Kumar, Kim, Jeong H., and Kumar, Vivekanand. Tue . "Reactor and method for production of nanostructures". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1353086.
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