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Title: Non-equilibrium effects in the processing of materials using plasmas

We have provided experimental evidence that nanoparticles in plasma are heated to temperatures that are significantly higher than that of the background gas. This result gives experimental confirmation to a number of theoretical/computational studies that predicted this behavior. Moreover, this study has provided with the first measurement of the temperature of nanoparticles in a processing dusty plasma, i.e. under conditions that are relevant for the growth and modification of nanopowders.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Univ. of California, Riverside, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1255923
DOE Contract Number:
SC0008934
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Univ. of California, Riverside, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY