MRS Proceedings


Growth of Nanosize and Colloid Particles by Controlled Addition of Singlets

2001 MRS Fall Meeting.

Vladimir Privmana1

a1 Center for Advanced Materials Processing, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY 13699-5820, U.S.A.


We outline a theoretical framework for estimating the evolution of the particle size distribution in colloid and nanoparticle synthesis, when the primary growth mode is by externally controlled addition of singlet building blocks. The master equations, analyzed in the leading “non-diffusive” expansion approximation, are reduced to a set of easily numerically programmable relations that yield information on the time evolution of the particle size distribution.

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