Title: Monodisperse nanoparticle synthesis by an atmospheric pressure plasma process: An example of a visible light photocatalyst
Authors: Bai, HL
Chen, CC
Lin, CS
Den, W
Chang, CL
Institute of Environmental Engineering
Issue Date: 27-Oct-2004
Abstract: An atmospheric pressure plasma-enhanced nanoparticle synthesis (APPENS) process was proposed to produce a titania-based visible light photocatalyst. The titanium tetraisopropoxide (TTIP) precursor was vaporized with a N-2 carrier gas and entered a nonthermal AC plasma system. The N-2 gas was dissociated into N atoms by the plasma energy, and then they were doped into the precursor vapors. The produced TiO2-xNx nanoparticles were highly uniform and adjustable in size. The titania-based particle sizes ranged from 25 to 40 nm, and they depended on the precursor ratio of TTIP/H-2O. In addition to producing the photocatalytic particles, the APPENS process has a potential application as a continuous-flow nanosize monodisperse aerosol generator.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11536/25742
ISSN: 0888-5885
Volume: 43
Issue: 22
Begin Page: 7200
End Page: 7203
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