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Generation of noble metal nanoparticles by laser ablation in liquids: the role of the molecular environment
Author(s): John A. Young; Kieran T. Lynch; Anton J. Walsh; Albert A. Ruth
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Paper Abstract

We report the synthesis of silver nanoparticles by laser ablation of the bulk material in water and five other organic solvents employing a frequency doubled Nd:YAG laser at 532 nm. The colloidal suspensions were characterized by means of UV/VIS absorption spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy. The reproducibility of the particles' size distribution and yield, which strongly depends on the solvent and the ablation condition, is critically reviewed. The agglomeration behaviour of silver particles was investigated as a function of temperature. The unusual role of water in the ablation process and upon agglomeration will be discussed.

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Date Published: 2 June 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5824, Opto-Ireland 2005: Nanotechnology and Nanophotonics, (2 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.605229
Show Author Affiliations
John A. Young, Univ. College Cork (Ireland)
Kieran T. Lynch, Univ. College Cork (Ireland)
Anton J. Walsh, Univ. College Cork (Ireland)
Albert A. Ruth, Univ. College Cork (Ireland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5824:
Opto-Ireland 2005: Nanotechnology and Nanophotonics
David Kennedy; Werner J. Blau; John Colreavy, Editor(s)

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