Moscow nanopowder for antibacterial textile and spasers

Moscow nanopowder for antibacterial textile and spasersMoscow scientists have developed a device to get nanopowder from metal oxides and carbon, a material useful in making paints, filters, or antibacterial fabrics

Scientists at the Moscow-based Lebedev Physical Institute (LPI) have developed a device to get nanopowder from metal oxides and carbon, a material useful in a range of sectors, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported. A research team led by Dr. Mishik Kazarian is said to have designed and made an operational prototype of a system enabling acoustoplasma discharge in liquids, which is a powerful electrical discharge that alters the properties of plasma when acted upon by some external ultrasound ?irradiation,? thus causing an increased rate of particle transfer in electrodes. According to Nikolai Bulychyov, one of the developers and a senior research fellow at LPI, the device enables researchers to get nanopowder with variable sizes of particles, from 5-6 to 100-200 nanometers...