Synthesis of low-size flower-like AlOOH structures

Olga V. Bakina, Elena A. Glazkova, Natalia Valentinovna Svarovskaya, Aleksandr S. Lozhkomoev, Elena G. Khorobraya, Sergey G. Psakhie

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Al/Cu, Al/Zn, and Al/Fe bimetallic nanoparticles have been obtained using the method of simultaneous electrical explosion of metal pairs in an argon atmosphere. The nanoparticles are chemically active and interact with water at 60°C forming flower-like hierarchical porous structures with a high specific surface area. As the Al/Cu nanopowder is oxidized with water, flower-like pseudoboehmite composite structures are formed with the size of under 1.0 μm; structurally heterogeneous electron-dense spherical inclusions of unreacted metal copper and intermetallides are identified inside them. Al/Fe product transformations are presented by the flower-like pseudoboehmite surrounded by lamellar structures enriched with ferric oxides. Al/Zn nanoparticles react with water, forming the flower-like pseudoboehmite and mainly hexagonal zinc oxide laminae. The composite particles obtained can be used as antibacterial agents in manufacturing medical supplies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780735412606
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventInternational Conference on Physical Mesomechanics of Multilevel Systems 2014 - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 Sep 20145 Sep 2014


OtherInternational Conference on Physical Mesomechanics of Multilevel Systems 2014
CountryRussian Federation


  • Flower-like ALOOH
  • Hydrolysis
  • Simultaneous electrical explosion of metal pairs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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