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DEVELOPMENT OF ION-MOBILITY AND MASS SPECTROMETRY FOR PROBING THE REACTIVITY OF NANOPARTICLES AND NANOCOMPOSITES

dc.contributor.advisorZachariah, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorZhou, Leien_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-19T06:30:21Z
dc.date.available2010-02-19T06:30:21Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/9807
dc.description.abstractAerosols of diameter smaller than 100 nm, usually are referred as nanoparticles or ultrafines, have received considerable interests lately as a source of building blocks to novel materials. However, our capabilities for charactering these materials are greatly limited by lack of appropriate diagnostic tools. The objective of this work is to develop new aerosol-based techniques for the characterization of nanoparticles and nanocomposites. The scope of this dissertation can be categorized in two ways. First, to provide knowledge of just how reactive a material is, we develop particle ion-mobility spectrometry and Single Particle Mass Spectrometry methods to probe the intrinsic size-dependent reactivity of individual metal particles. And second, the development of a new Time-of-Flight mass spectrometer (TOFMS) combined with a temperature jump (T-Jump) technique to study particle-particle reaction, and probe the reactivity of nanocomposite materials under combustion-like condition.en_US
dc.titleDEVELOPMENT OF ION-MOBILITY AND MASS SPECTROMETRY FOR PROBING THE REACTIVITY OF NANOPARTICLES AND NANOCOMPOSITESen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentChemical Physicsen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledChemistry, Physicalen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEngineering, Materials Scienceen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledaerosolen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledion mobilityen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrollednanoenergetic materialsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrollednanoparticleen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledsingle particle mass spectrometryen_US


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