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Journal of Nanophotonics

Facile synthesis and patterning of silver nanoparticles for surface plasmon generation
Author(s): Akshay Kokil; Abhishek Kumar; Sharavanan Balasubramaniam; Ramaswamy Nagarajan; Jayant Kumar
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Paper Abstract

A facile single step strategy for the synthesis and large area patterning of silver nanoparticles via photodecomposition of a photoactive silver nitrite aliphatic amine complex was developed. Decomposition of the silver complex was facilitated using either a UV or an Argon ion laser (514.5 nm) irradiation. The synthesis was performed both in solution and thin films. The silver nanoparticles displayed characteristic localized surface plasmon resonance in the absorption spectrum. Utilizing laser beam interference, silver nanoparticles were synthesized and, as well, patterned in a single step.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 2011
PDF: 9 pages
J. Nanophoton. 5(1) 053515 doi: 10.1117/1.3614008
Published in: Journal of Nanophotonics Volume 5, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Akshay Kokil, Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell (United States)
Abhishek Kumar, Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell (United States)
Sharavanan Balasubramaniam, Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell (United States)
Ramaswamy Nagarajan, Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell (United States)
Jayant Kumar, Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell (United States)

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