Effects of high intensity ultrasound on inorganic solids

K. S. Suslick, D. J. Casadonte, M. L.H. Green, M. E. Thompson

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Abstract

Ultrasonic irradiation dramatically affects the reactivity of a variety of inorganic solids. We have found, for example, large increases in the rates of intercalation of a wide range of compounds into various layered inorganic solids (such as ZrS2, V2O5, TaS2 and MoO3. High intensity ultrasound also enhances the heterogeneous catalysis of alkene hydrogenation by Ni powders. Scanning electron microscopy reveals that ultrasound has multiple effects on the morphology and surface characteristics of inorganic solids, creating substantial surface damage, increasing surface areas significantly and causing increased particle aggregation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-59
Number of pages4
JournalUltrasonics
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1987

Keywords

  • electron microscopy
  • high intensity ultrasound
  • inorganic solids
  • sonochemistry

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