Embedding of Al nanoparticle in Al2O3 matrix by electron beam

B. Sh Xu, Sh i. Tanaka

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Embedding structures of a metal nanoparticle in an oxide matrix were first achieved by electron beam irradiation. In the system of Al/α-Al2O3. Al nanoparticles derived from θ-Al2O3 migrated and embedded in α-Al2O3 matrix having epitaxy relation, {112̄0}α-Al2O3//{200} Al. The driving force of the embedding is momentum transfer from electrons or ions to Al atoms of nanoparticles in the pole piece of transmission electron microscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-228
Number of pages2
JournalSupramolecular Science
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 11th Toyota Conference on Nanostructured Materials in Biological and Artificial Systems - Shizuoka, Jpn
Duration: 1997 Nov 51997 Nov 8

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  • Engineering(all)


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