Particle size distribution control of Pt particles used for particle gun

M. Ichiji, H. Akiba, H. Nagao, Izumi Hirasawa

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    The purpose of this study is particle size distribution (PSD) control of submicron sized Pt particles used for particle gun. In this report, simple reaction crystallization is conducted by mixing H2PtCl6 and ascorbic acid. Without the additive, obtained Pt particles have broad PSD and reproducibility of experiment is low. With seeding, Pt particles have narrow PSD and reproducibility improved. Additionally, mean particle diameter of 100-700nm is controlled by changing seeding amount. Obtained particles are successfully characterized as Pt by XRD results. Moreover, XRD spectra indicate that obtained particles are polycrystals. These experimental results suggest that seeding consumed nucleation, as most nuclei attached on the seed surface. This mechanism virtually restricted nucleation to have narrow PSD can be obtained.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
    Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2016


    • A2.Growth from solutions
    • A2.Industrial crystallization
    • A2.Seed crystals
    • B1.Metals

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Materials Chemistry

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