Liu, Peng and Ziemann, Paul J. and Kittelson, David B. and McMurry, Peter H.. (1995) Generating Particle Beams of Controlled Dimensions and Divergence: II. Experimental Evaluation of Particle Motion in Aerodynamic Lenses and Nozzle Expansions. Aerosol Science and Technology, 22 (3). p. 314. ISSN 0278-6826Full text not available from this repository.
A particle-beam-forming apparatus for producing narrow particle beams was developed based on the theory discussed in paper I of this series. It consists of a variable number of aerodynamic lenses (short capillaries and/or thin-plate orifices with diameters ranging from 3.5 to 7.0 mm) followed by an accelerating nozzle (3 mm). It was evaluated using monodisperse DOS and NaCl particles (0.02-0.24 μm) at upstream pressures on the order of 1 torr. The particle beams produced by the lens-nozzle system were focused through a skimmer (1 mm) into a high vacuum chamber (10-4-10-5 torr) where the beam widths, velocities and transport efficiencies were measured. The experiments showed that as more lenses were added the particle beam widths were reduced asymptotically to the minimum values. For spherical particles (DOS) these minimum values are in good agreement with the Brownian limit derived in paper I. For nonspherical particles (NaCl) these minimum widths are much larger than the Brownian limit, indicating that beam broadening is dominated by lift forces (see paper I). The particle transport efficiencies through the lens-nozzle-skimmer system exceed 90% for particle sizes from 0.03 to 0.24 μm. The measured beam velocities are also in good agreement with the calculated values.
|InterNano Taxonomy:||Nanoscale Objects and Nanostructured Materials
|Collections:||Nanomanufacturing Research Collection|
|Depositing User:||Rebecca Reznik-Zellen|
|Date Deposited:||05 Nov 2009 16:25|
|Last Modified:||05 Nov 2009 16:25|
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