Structures of binary metallic nanoparticles produced by electrical explosion of two wires from immiscible elements

Marat Izrailevich Lerner, Alexander Vasilievich Pervikov, Elena A. Glazkova, Natalia Valentinovna Svarovskaya, Aleksandr S. Lozhkomoev, Sergey G. Psakhie

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In this study, Cu/Ag, Cu/Pb and Al/Pb binary metallic nanoparticles were synthesized by the electrical explosion of two twisted wires from immiscible elements (i.e., Cu-Ag, Cu-Pb and Al-Pb). The distribution of metallic components in the nanoparticles depended on the melting temperature, metal density, and degree of initial wire superheating. Different types of nanoparticles, such as nanoparticles with no separation between the metal phases, as well as core-shell and Janus nanoparticles were formed depending on the process parameters and the characteristics of the metals. Certain binary metallic nanoparticles were formed when the metal clusters were combined and formed during the initial stages of dispersing the two wires using a pulse of electrical current.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-378
Number of pages8
JournalPowder Technology
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016



  • Binary metallic nanoparticles
  • Core-shell
  • Electrical explosion
  • Immiscible elements
  • Janus nanoparticles
  • Twisted wires

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  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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