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Title: Reactor and method for production of nanostructures

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

Works referenced in this record:

Synthesis of nanosized ceramic oxide powders by microwave plasma reactions
journal, September 1992