7 February 2013 Nanosecond laser ablation of silver nanoparticle film
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Nanosecond laser ablation of polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) protected silver nanoparticle (20 nm diameter) film is studied using a frequency doubled Nd:YAG nanosecond laser (532 nm wavelength, 6 ns full width half maximum pulse width). In the sintered silver nanoparticle film, absorbed light energy conducts well through the sintered porous structure, resulting in ablation craters of a porous dome shape or crown shape depending on the irradiation fluence due to the sudden vaporization of the PVP. In the unsintered silver nanoparticle film, the ablation crater with a clean edge profile is formed and many coalesced nanoparticles of 50 to 100 nm in size are observed inside the ablation crater. These results and an order of magnitude analysis indicate that the absorbed thermal energy is confined within the nanoparticles, causing melting of nanoparticles and their coalescence to larger agglomerates, which are removed following melting and subsequent partial vaporization.
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Jaewon Chung, Sewoon Han, Daeho Lee, Sanghoon Ahn, Costas P. Grigoropoulos, Jooho Moon, Seung Hwan Ko, "Nanosecond laser ablation of silver nanoparticle film," Optical Engineering 52(2), 024302 (7 February 2013). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.52.2.024302 . Submission:
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