2011 Volume 52 Issue 6 Pages 1222-1227
Aluminum-oleic acid composite nanoparticles with a mean diameter of 85 nm were successfully prepared by means of a wet chemical process. The Al/oleic acid molar ratio has effects the thickness of the oleic acid layer on Al nanoparticles. Al electrodes can be formed by firing an Al nanoparticle paste film at 600°C, and the firing temperature is about 300°C lower than that required for micrometer-sized Al particles. The electrode formed from commercial Al nanoaparticles is not electrically conducted because of the oxide layer Al nanoparticles; however, the film from the prepared Al nanoparticles for an Al/oleic acid molar ratio of 1:0.05 has a minimum specific resistance of 5.6 mΩ·cm.