System and method for making nanoparticles using atmospheric-pressure plasma microreactor
A system and method for making nanoparticles. The system includes a first cathode including a first metal tube associated with a first end and a second end, a first anode including a second metal tube associated with a third end and a fourth end, and a first container including a first gas inlet. The first end and the third end are located inside the first container. The first end and the third end are separated by a first gap, the first metal tube is configured to allow a first gas to flow from the second end to the first end, and the first container is configured to allow a second gas to flow from the first gas inlet into the second metal tube through at least a first part of the first gap.
Additional InformationPublication number US7297619B2. Publication type Grant. Publication date November 20, 2007. Application number US20060042414A1. Filing date May 4, 2005. Priority date August 24, 2004. Government Interests: STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT: Work described herein has been supported, in part, by NSF Grant No. CTS-0404353. The United States Government may therefore have certain rights in the invention. The following two commonly-owned co-pending applications, including this one, are being filed concurrently and the other one is hereby incorporated by reference in its entirety for all purposes: 1. U.S. patent application Ser. No. 11/123,884, in the name of R. Mohan Sankaran, Konstantinos P. Giapis, Richard C. Flagan, and Dean Holunga, titled "System and Method for Making Nanoparticles Using Atmospheric-Pressure Plasma Microreactor"; and 2. U.S. patent application Ser. No. 11/123,885, in the name of R. Mohan Sankaran and Konstantinos P. Giapis, titled "System and Method for Making Nanoparticles with Controlled Emission Properties". Parent Case Text: CROSS-REFERENCES TO RELATED APPLICATIONS: This application claims priority to U.S. Provisional No. 60/604,118 filed Aug. 24, 2004, which is incorporated by reference herein.
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