Sub-2 nm Particle Measurement in High-Temperature Aerosol Reactors: A Review
Aerosol science and technology enable continual advances in material synthesis and atmospheric pollutant control. Among these advances, one important frontier is characterizing the initial stages of particle formation by real-time measurement of particles below 2 nm in size. Sub-2 nm particles play important roles by acting as seeds for particle growth, ultimately determining the final properties of the generated particles. Tailoring nanoparticle properties requires a thorough understanding and precise control of the particle formation processes, which in turn requires characterizing nanoparticle formation from the initial stages. This article reviews current aerosol instruments measuring the size, concentration, and chemical composition of sub-2 nm particles. Recent measurements of sub-2 nm particles generated from different types of high-temperature aerosol reactors are also summarized.
P. Biswas et al., "Sub-2 nm Particle Measurement in High-Temperature Aerosol Reactors: A Review," Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, vol. 21, pp. 60-66, Elsevier, Sep 2018.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coche.2018.03.004
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Nanoparticles; Atmospheric pollutants; Chemical compositions; Nanoparticle formation; Nanoparticle properties; Particle formation process; Particle measurement; Real time measurements; Science and Technology; Aerosols
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01 Sep 2018