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Nozzle Design for Vacuum Aerosol Deposition of Nanostructured Coatings

Abstract Nanomaterials exhibit unique properties that are substantially different from their bulk counterparts. These unique properties have gained recognition and application for various fields and products including sensors, displays, photovoltaics, and energy storage devices. Aerosol Deposition (AD) is a relatively new method for depositing nanomaterials. AD utilizes a nozzle to accelerate the nanomaterial into a deposition chamber under near-vacuum conditions towards a substrate with which the nanomaterial collides and adheres. Traditional methods for designing nozzles at atmospheric conditions are not well suited for nozzle design for AD methods.

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software, ANSYS Fluent, is utilized to simulate two-phase flow... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Hoffman, Trent (Author) / Holman, Zachary C (Advisor) / Herrmann, Marcus (Committee member) / Kozicki, Michael (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / Nanotechnology / Materials Science / Aerosol Deposition / cunningham correction factor / Nanocoating / Nanoparticles / Nozzle / Vaccum cold spray
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 56 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Electrical Engineering 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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