Reactor for laser-induced pyrolysis for controlled synthesis of nanoparticles from vapor phase precursors, aerosols and vaporized mixtures of gases and liquids. This reactor is composed of the following components:
•• Infrared CO2 laser resonator.
•• RF and DC three-phase radiofrequency supply at 360 and 440 V.
•• External cooler unit.
•• Laser power meter Unit by Ophir Optronics Ltd.
•• Reaction chamber for working under vacuum (10-6 mbar).
•• System for mixing and vaporization of gases and liquids to produce aerosol and gas mixtures at known compositions (Brooks Instrument).
System for measuring of adsorption and drugs delivery consisting of an UV -Visible spectrometer (Agilent) with flow cell and diode array detector (DAD ).
Two instruments for liquid-phase synthesis of nanoparticles by high-temperature decomposition of organometallic precursors.
Two photoelectron correlation spectrometers (PCS ) (a Malvern Instruments ZETASI ZER 3000 HS and a Brookhaven 90PLUS PCS ) to obtain measurements of average hydrodynamic diameter, aggregate size distribution and isoelectric point of colloidal dispersions from nanoparticles.
System for the thermal and optical characterization of core-shell metallic nanoparticles by surface plasmon resonance.
Software for data acquisition and processing from PCS , BET (for the interpretation of gas adsorption) and thermogravimetry.