Journal of Nanoparticle Research

, Volume 5, Issue 5, pp 539–550

Electric Explosion of Wires as a Method for Preparation of Nanopowders

  • Yu A. Kotov

DOI: 10.1023/B:NANO.0000006069.45073.0b

Cite this article as:
Kotov, Y.A. Journal of Nanoparticle Research (2003) 5: 539. doi:10.1023/B:NANO.0000006069.45073.0b


The development of the method of electric explosion of wires and research results concerning preparation of nanopowders by this method has been reviewed. The method is highly productive (up to 200g/h), provides powders with an average particle size of 20–100nm, and requires an energy consumption of about 25kWh/kg. Several characteristics of the nanopowders will be given and their applications will be exemplified too.

burning electrical explosion metal wire nanoparticles nanopowders oxides 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu A. Kotov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Electrophysics, Ural Branch Russian Academy of SciencesEkaterinburgRussia

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