Ultrafine metal particles

  title={Ultrafine metal particles},
  author={Claes G. Granqvist and Robert A. Buhrman},
  journal={Journal of Applied Physics},
In this paper we present a novel and versatile technique for the production of ultrafine metal particles by evaporation from a temperature‐regulated oven containing a reduced atmosphere of an inert gas. An extensive investigation of particles of oxidized Al, with diameters of 3 to 6 nm, has been performed. We have also studied ultrafine particles of Mg, Zn, and Sn produced in the same manner. A supplementing investigation has been carried out for particles of Cr, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, and Ga, as well… 
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