Silicon powder tends to agglomerate at normal atmospheric conditions and is, hence, difficult to aerosolize. Several methods of aerosolizing silicon powder and finally depositing it on various substrates were investigated. This paper presents the investigated methods of aerosolization. The electrostatic spray coating used in dry paint application was found to be the most suitable. The general merits of this method and its use for silicon powder deposition to form films are discussed.
Gadepally, Kamesh V.; Tennal, Kevin B.; Hawk, Roger M.; Robles, Al; and Gribel, James A.
"Study of Deposition Methods for Silicon Powder,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 44
, Article 14.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol44/iss1/14