Laser-Induced Size and Shape Transformation of Silver Colloidal Nanoparticles
In this paper studies of the changes of the morphology of silver colloidal nanoparticles under laser irradiation at different fluences and wavelengths have been presented. Silver nanoparticles of size 10-30 nm were prepared in a gelatin stabilized AgNO3 solution under reduction with K-Na-tartrate. They were then exposed to pulsed laser radiation at 532 nm, 400 nm and 266 nm. In addition to the fragmented particles, relatively larger-size (1400-1500 nm) rightangled structures were found to be formed in the solution. The experimental conditions favouring laser-induced transformation of the morphology of nanoparticles have been determined.
Radu Robert Piticescu, Witold Lojkowski and John R. Blizzard
N. Tarasenko et al., "Laser-Induced Size and Shape Transformation of Silver Colloidal Nanoparticles ", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 106, pp. 27-30, 2005