Femtosecond Laser-Induced Precipitation and Manipulation of Noble Metal Nanoparticles in Silicate Glass
Femtosecond laser is a perfect laser source for materials processing when high accuracy and small structure size are required. Due to the ultra short interaction time and the high peak power, the process is generally characterized by the absence of heat diffusion and, consequently molten layers. Various induced structures have been observed in glasses after the femtosecond laser irradiation. Here, we report on space-selective precipitation and manipulation of noble metal nanoparticles in the femtosecond laser-irradiated glasses.
S.W. Nam, Y.W. Chang, S.B. Lee and N.J. Kim
K. Hirao et al., "Femtosecond Laser-Induced Precipitation and Manipulation of Noble Metal Nanoparticles in Silicate Glass", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 345-346, pp. 1195-1200, 2007