Applied Physics A

, Volume 72, Issue 1, pp 29–34

Size distributions and synthesis of nanoparticles by photolytic dissociation of ferrocene

  • K. Elihn
  • F. Otten
  • M. Boman
  • P. Heszler
  • F.E. Kruis
  • H. Fissan
  • J.-O. Carlsson

DOI: 10.1007/s003390000719

Cite this article as:
Elihn, K., Otten, F., Boman, M. et al. Appl Phys A (2001) 72: 29. doi:10.1007/s003390000719

Abstract.

Iron-containing nanoparticles were made by laser-assisted (ArF excimer laser, λ=193 nm) photolytic dissociation of ferrocene (Fe(C5H5)2 or FeCp2) in argon and an oxygen/argon gas mixture. The particle-size distributions were obtained on-line by using differential mobility analysers (DMAs) and were found to be log-normal with a geometric standard deviation of 1.85. In argon, particle sizes between 3 and 100 nm were generated. The volumes of these particles were found to increase linearly with the increased repetition rate, fluence and beam size of the laser. These observations are explained on the basis of the residence-time approach model.

PACS: 81.05.Ys; 81.15.Fg; 81.10.Bk 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Elihn
    • 1
  • F. Otten
    • 2
  • M. Boman
    • 1
  • P. Heszler
    • 1
  • F.E. Kruis
    • 2
  • H. Fissan
    • 2
  • J.-O. Carlsson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Inorganic Chemistry, The Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University, Box 538, 75121 Uppsala, SwedenSE
  2. 2.Process and Aerosol Measurement Technology, Gerhard-Mercator University Duisburg, 47057 Duisburg, GermanyDE