Growth mechanism of Sn-Ag nanoparticles prepared by Ar-H2 arc

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The purpose of this paper was to investigate the growth mechanism of the Sn-Ag nanoparticles prepared by Ar -H2 arc. The effects of the H 2 concentration in the arc, initial composition of raw materials, and gas flow rate of circulation gas on particle diameter was investigated. Numerical analysis was conducted for the growth process with nucleation and co-condensation. Tin vapor was consumed by nucleation and condensation, followed by the condensation of silver vapor. Tin and silver were well synthesized in a liquid state in the co-condensation process since the particles grow at higher temperature than the melting point of Sn-Ag alloy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)446-451
Number of pages6
JournalFuntai Oyobi Fummatsu Yakin/Journal of the Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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