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Title: Laser ablation of sub-10 nm silver nanoparticles

Abstract

Laser ablation of silver nanoparticles (NPs) was studied with the laser post-ionization (LPI) time-of-flight mass-spectrometry (TOF MS). Silver NPs containing ~15000 Ag atoms (4 nm radius) were deposited by soft landing (energy 3 eV/atom) onto indium tin oxide (ITO)/glass substrates. Ablation was performed by frequency-doubled Ti:sapphire nanosecond pulsed laser radiation at three different wavelengths (371 nm, 401 nm and 421 nm) whereas for post-ionization, pulses from an F2 laser were used. Laser fluences and time delay dependencies of Ag and In signals were obtained. Using these data the temperature of desorption source as well as their duration in time were calculated. It was found that the peak temperature of NPs was above their melting point and they cooled down slowly, with temperature decay time about some hundreds of nanoseconds. This anomalous behavior was explained based on a model where the ITO substrate is initially transparent for laser radiation but starts to adsorb it due to the temperature increase from heat exchange with NPs. Poor heat conduction of ITO film creates conditions for long-living hot spots on the surface and initiates further optical damage of the substrate. No difference in ablation process due to plasmon resonance was detected, likely due tomore » thermal expansion and melting of NPs during laser irradiation, broadening the plasmon absorption band. Results clearly demonstrate that the process of NP interaction with laser radiation is governed not only by initial optical and thermophysical parameters of NPs and the media they are surrounded by, but also their change due to temperature increase.« less

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [4];  [1]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Lemont, IL (United States)
  2. Robot Nose Corp., Lemont, IL (United States)
  3. Euclid TechLabs, Bolingbrook, IL (United States)
  4. Ionwerks Inc., Houston, TX (United States)
  5. Ionwerks Inc., Houston, TX (United States); Rice Univ., Houston, TX (United States)
  6. Rice Univ., Houston, TX (United States)
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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22), Materials Sciences and Engineering Division
OSTI Identifier:
1366732
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1427535
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physical Chemistry. C
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 121; Journal Issue: 17; Journal ID: ISSN 1932-7447
Publisher:
American Chemical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ablation; laser; nanoparticles; mass spectrometry; silver

Citation Formats

Zinovev, Alexander, Moore, Jerome F., Baryshev, Sergey V., Schultz, J. Albert, Lewis, Ernest, Brinson, Bruce, McCully, Michael, and Pellin, Michael. Laser ablation of sub-10 nm silver nanoparticles. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b01061.
Zinovev, Alexander, Moore, Jerome F., Baryshev, Sergey V., Schultz, J. Albert, Lewis, Ernest, Brinson, Bruce, McCully, Michael, & Pellin, Michael. Laser ablation of sub-10 nm silver nanoparticles. United States. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b01061
Zinovev, Alexander, Moore, Jerome F., Baryshev, Sergey V., Schultz, J. Albert, Lewis, Ernest, Brinson, Bruce, McCully, Michael, and Pellin, Michael. Thu . "Laser ablation of sub-10 nm silver nanoparticles". United States. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b01061. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1366732.
@article{osti_1366732,
title = {Laser ablation of sub-10 nm silver nanoparticles},
author = {Zinovev, Alexander and Moore, Jerome F. and Baryshev, Sergey V. and Schultz, J. Albert and Lewis, Ernest and Brinson, Bruce and McCully, Michael and Pellin, Michael},
abstractNote = {Laser ablation of silver nanoparticles (NPs) was studied with the laser post-ionization (LPI) time-of-flight mass-spectrometry (TOF MS). Silver NPs containing ~15000 Ag atoms (4 nm radius) were deposited by soft landing (energy 3 eV/atom) onto indium tin oxide (ITO)/glass substrates. Ablation was performed by frequency-doubled Ti:sapphire nanosecond pulsed laser radiation at three different wavelengths (371 nm, 401 nm and 421 nm) whereas for post-ionization, pulses from an F2 laser were used. Laser fluences and time delay dependencies of Ag and In signals were obtained. Using these data the temperature of desorption source as well as their duration in time were calculated. It was found that the peak temperature of NPs was above their melting point and they cooled down slowly, with temperature decay time about some hundreds of nanoseconds. This anomalous behavior was explained based on a model where the ITO substrate is initially transparent for laser radiation but starts to adsorb it due to the temperature increase from heat exchange with NPs. Poor heat conduction of ITO film creates conditions for long-living hot spots on the surface and initiates further optical damage of the substrate. No difference in ablation process due to plasmon resonance was detected, likely due to thermal expansion and melting of NPs during laser irradiation, broadening the plasmon absorption band. Results clearly demonstrate that the process of NP interaction with laser radiation is governed not only by initial optical and thermophysical parameters of NPs and the media they are surrounded by, but also their change due to temperature increase.},
doi = {10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b01061},
journal = {Journal of Physical Chemistry. C},
number = 17,
volume = 121,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {4}
}

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