The effect of dielectric constant of materials on unipolar diffusion charging of nanoparticles

Weon Gyu Shin, Chaolong Qi, Jing Wang, Heinz Fissan, David Y.H. Pui

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Abstract

We investigated the dependence of unipolar diffusion charging of nanoparticles on the dielectric constant of the particle material experimentally. The examined nanoparticles (10-200 nm) cover a wide range of dielectric constant but have almost the same spherical or compact morphology. Measurements of both intrinsic charged fraction and mean charge per particle show very small differences among different materials. The level of the small difference is consistent with the estimation by Fuchs' [(1963). On the stationary charge distribution on aerosol particles in bipolar ionic atmosphere. Geofisica Pura e Applicata, 56, 185-193] theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)463-468
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Aerosol Science
Volume40
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2009

Keywords

  • Dielectric constant
  • Intrinsic charged fraction
  • Mean charge
  • Unipolar diffusion charging

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