One-step flame method for the synthesis of coated composite nanoparticles

Research Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s11051-009-9596-z

Cite this article as:
Sheen, S., Yang, S., Jun, K. et al. J Nanopart Res (2009) 11: 1767. doi:10.1007/s11051-009-9596-z


A simple in situ flame coating method has been developed by designing a new type of coflow diffusion flame burner having a sliding unit. The sliding unit was shown to be very effective in finding a right position where the precursor for coating layer should meet with core particles. SiO2-coated TiO2 nanoparticles were first prepared and whether most surfaces of particles were coated was examined by both direct observation of particles through a transmission electron microscope and Zeta potential measurements. Mean core sizes varied from 28 to 109 nm and mean coating thickness was about 2.4 nm for silica-coated titania particles. By simply changing chemical precursors, we demonstrated that SiO2-coated SnO2, SnO2-coated TiO2, SiO2–SnO2-coated TiO2 nanoparticles could be also synthesized.


Flame method Aerosol coating Coated particles Composite particles 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sowon Sheen
    • 1
    • 3
  • Sangsun Yang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kimin Jun
    • 1
  • Mansoo Choi
    • 1
  1. 1.National CRI Center for Nano Particle Control, Institute of Advanced Machinery and Design, School of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringSeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea
  2. 2.Nano Functional Materials Group, Department of Powder MaterialsKorea Institute of Materials ScienceChangwonKorea
  3. 3.Samsung ElectronicsSuwonKorea

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