Synthesis of Nanosize Particles in Thermal Plasmas

  • Yasunori TanakaEmail author
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This chapter is devoted to a description of fundamentals of nanoparticle synthesis using a thermal plasma. Nanoparticles are receiving special attention as the next-generation materials in various industrial fields. To synthesize nanoparticles, thermal plasma is widely used as an effective heat source from its high gas temperature to evaporate feedstock to atomic materials and then as a medium to provide high-temperature gradient field for rapid cooling of evaporated materials.


Nanoparticle Nanopowder Thermal plasma Evaporation of feedstock Nucleation Coagulation Condensation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical and Computer EngineeringKanazawa UniversityKakumaJapan

Section editors and affiliations

  • Javad Mostaghimi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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