Thermophoretic Coating with Molybdenum Oxide Nanoparticles

L. Boskovic, I. E. Agranovski

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Thermophoretic and electrophoretic coatings are the main viable mechanisms for the coating of objects with nanoparticles. Unlike electrophoretic coating, thermophoretic coating has the advantage that electrically conductive substrates are not a requirement. This paper investigates the thermophoretic deposition and uniformity of molybdenum oxide nanoparticles, generated by a glowing wire generator, on various surfaces at three different flow rates (0.3, 1 and 1.5Lmin-1). The quantitative evidence of the presence of particles collected by a suggested thermophoretic precipitator at different flow rates has shown that a uniform distribution of the particles could be achieved across the whole area of the precipitator. SEM and TEM micrographs of the film confirmed that a homogeneous densely packed network of molybdenum oxide nanoparticles was built across the precipitation area at the flow rate of 1.5Lmin-1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1583-1587
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Engineering and Technology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Aerosol coating
  • Nanoparticles
  • Thermophoresis


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