Controlled nucleation and growth of CdS nanoparticles by turbulent dispersion.

@article{Shayeganfar2010ControlledNA,
  title={Controlled nucleation and growth of CdS nanoparticles by turbulent dispersion.},
  author={Farzaneh Shayeganfar and Leili Javidpour and Nima Taghavinia and M Reza Rahimi Tabar and Muhammad Sahimi and Faezeh Bagheri-Tar},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2010},
  volume={81 2 Pt 2},
  pages={026304}
}
We propose and test a method for controlling the size of nanoparticles, which plays a fundamental role in their electrical, optical, and mechanical properties. The method utilizes turbulent mixing, and is applicable to the fabrication of any type of nanoparticle that uses a solution environment in the preparation process. We show by well-controlled experiments on the CdS nanoparticles, which are semiconducting materials, that the average size d of the particles decreases with Reynolds number Re… CONTINUE READING