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Laser-assisted synthesis of ultrapure nanostructures for biological sensing applications
Author(s): Komal Bagga; Ronán McCann; Quentin Brasi; Julie Coussy; Apryll Stalcup; Mercedes Vázquez; Dermot Brabazon
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Paper Abstract

In the last decades, nanotechnology has converged various fields such physical, chemical and biological sciences to bring significant technological advancement. The potential of nanotechnology can be envisaged based on the fact that in the last two decades this technology has touched and revolutionized the research in the fields of electronics, computers, communications, defense, energy and medicine. Nanoparticles, in particular, are a class of nanomaterials which has drawn tremendous interest and advancement in its synthesis (chemical, physical or biological). In this work, a Pulsed laser ablation approach has been developed for the synthesis of ligand-free nanoparticles. Characterization techniques such as optical spectroscopy and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) were combined with Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) measurements. To further understand this synthesis technique, nanoparticle generation was studied as a function of height of liquid above ablation target. Additionally, systematic investigation was performed to study the effect of irradiation time on nanoparticle yield.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 2016
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 9928, Nanobiosystems: Processing, Characterization, and Applications IX, 99280O (20 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2237147
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Komal Bagga, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)
Ronán McCann, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)
Quentin Brasi, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)
Julie Coussy, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)
Apryll Stalcup, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)
Mercedes Vázquez, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)
Dermot Brabazon, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9928:
Nanobiosystems: Processing, Characterization, and Applications IX
Norihisa Kobayashi; Fahima Ouchen; Ileana Rau, Editor(s)

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