Synthesis and Film Formation of Monodisperse Nanoparticles and Nanoparticle Pairs

  • Shubhra Kala
  • Marcel Rouenhoff
  • Ralf Theissmann
  • Frank Einar KruisEmail author
Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)


The use of well-defined nanoparticles for functional film applications is described. The advantages of applying size-fractionation, e.g. by means of mobility analysis, are described together with the technological obstacles which have to be overcome. The synthesis of Au and Ge nanoparticles by means of spark discharge is described. To prepare alloy nanoparticles, two different approaches have been utilized. Au-Ge pair nanoparticles are formed by bipolar mixing after separate size selection of both materials. The synthesis of AuGe alloyed nanoparticles is also performed by co-sparking from two different electrodes. The development of an electrostatic precipitator for functional film formation is described.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shubhra Kala
    • 1
  • Marcel Rouenhoff
    • 1
  • Ralf Theissmann
    • 1
  • Frank Einar Kruis
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering, and CENIDEUniversity of Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany

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