2005 Volume 46 Issue 11 Pages 2509-2513
Nanosize powder of ZrVFe alloy has been prepared by a laser ablation method using a ZrVFe alloy as a target material. Ablation of the target alloy was carried out in a liquid container. The laser fluence, energy density at the target surface, was adjusted by manipulating the laser power and focus size to control the ablating conditions. The obtained colloidal dispersions of the nanoparticle were filtered and dried for characterization. The crystal structure of prepared nanoparticles maintained clear crystallinity and was the same as that of the original target alloy by comparison of the X-ray diffraction pattern. The particle sizes were distributed at around 100 nm depending on the used ablation conditions. The minimum average particle size of 71 nm was obtained at the laser fluence of 20.3 J/cm2, while the average size was not proportional to the laser fluence. The morphologies and oxidation state of the particle have been discussed for possible use of the ZrVFe powder as a getter material.