Electroexplosive Nanometals

Olga Nazarenko, Alexander Gromov, Alexander Il'in, Julia Pautova, Dmitry Tikhonov

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In this chapter, the electrical explosion of wires as a method for nanometals production is described. The pulsed, ultrafast and nonequilibrium process of the electrical explosion leads to the formation of nanoparticles characterized by metastable state that results in the higher reactivity of nanopowders in chemical processes. The mechanism of the formation of explosion products is discussed. The functional design of the machine for nanopowder production is presented. The methods for regulation of nanopowder characteristics are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMetal Nanopowders: Production, Characterization, and Energetic Applications
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783527680696, 9783527333615
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2014


  • Electrical explosion of wires
  • Energy
  • Ionization
  • Metal nanopowders
  • Nonequilibrium state
  • Passivation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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