Degree Granting Department
Dr. Sarath Witanachchi.
Titanium carbide, Thin films, Ferrous oxide, Drop casting, Nanoparticles
This thesis describes a new Laser-Assisted Spray Pyrolysis technique developed to grow nanoparticle coatings with controllable particle sizes. In this method, droplets of a precursor formed by a nebulizer are injected into a growth chamber using SF6 carrier gas. An experimental study and a computational model to investigate the particle size dependence on various growth parameters have been carried out. The results show that heating of 1.5and#61549;m droplets of metalorganic precursor in a carrier gas using a CO2 laser resulted in the formation of TiC and Fe3O4 particles with diameters in the range of 50-60nm. Also the results show that by reducing the concentration of the metal organic precursor the diameter of the deposited particles can be reduced.
Scholar Commons Citation
Dedigamuwa, Gayan S., "Formation of nanocoatings by laser-assisted spray pyrolysis and laser ablation on 2d gold nanotemplates" (2005). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.