A device for trapping nano-particles formed in processing plasmas for reduction of nano-waste

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Abstract

Removal of nano-particles is important from the viewpoint that nano-materials may be hazardous to health when they deposit within the respiratory system. We have developed a method for measuring a sticking probability of nano-particles to a wall. The probability of nano-particles above 2 nm in size to a stainless-steel wall is close to 100% at a low ambient pressure below about 160 Pa. Based on this result, we have developed a device for trapping nano-particles formed in low pressure processing plasmas in order to reduce nano-waste, that is, waste of nm in size. The device traps nano-particles by collision and attachment of nano-particles to its surface. The trapping efficiency of the device for nano-particles above 2 nm in size is more than 99.8% at a low ambient pressure below about 160 Pa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5701-5704
Number of pages4
JournalSurface and Coatings Technology
Volume201
Issue number9-11 SPEC. ISS.
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 26 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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