Synthesis of Nanomaterials by High Energy Ball Milling W. Cao . Skyspring Nanomaterials, Inc., [email protected] . It is a ball milling process where a powder mixture placed in the ball mill is subjected to high-energy collision from the balls.
Ball Mills are the most effective laboratory mills for rapid batchwise comminution of medium-hard, soft, brittle, fibrous, temperature-sensitive and moist samples down to the finest particle size. The comminution of the material to be ground takes place through impact and friction between the grinding balls and the inside wall of the grinding bowl respectively the mortar.
A ball mill is a type of grinder used to grind and blend materials for use in mineral dressing processes, paints, pyrotechnics, ceramics and selective laser sintering. It works on the principle of impact and attrition: size reduction is done by impact as the balls drop from near the top of the shell.
Therefore over all a ball mill contains a stainless steel container and many small iron, hardened steel, silicon carbide, or tungsten carbide balls are made to rotate inside a mill (drum). 2. The powder of a material is taken inside the steel container. This powder will be made into nanosize using the ball milling technique.