Nanotechnology is a revolutionary field of study, with a wide array of applications, including electronics, security, and medicine. Volumetric synthesis methods present a viable path for inexpensive synthesis of large quantities of nanomaterials. To further research nanomaterials in air, we constructed a device which uses a piezoelectric disk to levitate small, dust particles. We used this device to levitate several types of small particles, including salt, silica, and research-grade, commercially available nanoparitcles. The levitated nanoparticles were used as a source, for various volumetric optical diagnostics. This device will be used to further nanotechnology research.
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