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ERIC Number: EJ855037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1084-6522
The Effect of Metal Oxide on Nanoparticles from Thermite Reactions
Moore, Lewis Ryan
NCSSSMST Journal, v12 n1 p8-10 Fall 2006
The purpose of this research was to determine how metal oxide used in a thermite reaction can impact the production of nanoparticles. The results showed the presence of nanoparticles (less than 1 micron in diameter) of at least one type produced by each metal oxide. The typical particles were metallic spheres, which ranged from 300 nanometers in diameter to as large as 20000 nanometers in diameter. The smallest spheres were iron, whereas the largest were manganese. The most interesting result was the formation of manganese oxide nanotubes. This research may provide reason to further investigate the use of thermite reactions in nanoparticle production. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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