Characterization of aluminum nanopowders after long-term storage

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The characteristics of aluminum nanopowders obtained by electrical explosion of wires, passivated by air and stored for a long time under natural conditions are analyzed. The aluminum nanopowder produced in hydrogen had been stored for 27 years; the nanopowders produced in argon and nitrogen had been stored for 10 years. The powders were studied using X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetry (TG) and Fourier transform infrared spectrometry (FTIR). The influence of the obtaining conditions and storage period of nanopowders on their thermal stability under heating in air is shown. The aluminum nanopowders after long-term storage in air under ambient conditions are found to be extremely active.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-480
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Surface Science
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014


  • Aging
  • Aluminum
  • Long-term storage
  • Nanopowder
  • Reactivity
  • Thermal stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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