The present invention relates to a method for the rapid production of homogeneous, ultrafine inorganic material via liquid-phase reactions. The method of the present invention employs electrohydrodynamic flows in the vicinity of an electrified injector tube placed inside another tube to induce efficient turbulent mixing of two fluids containing reactive species. The rapid micromixing allows liquid-phase reactions to be conducted uniformly at high rates. This approach allows continuous production of non-agglomerated, monopispersed, submicron-sized, sphere-like powders.
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This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-96RO22464 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corp., and the Government has certain rights in this invention.