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Title: Four-Wave-Mixing Approach to In Situ Detection of Nanoparticles

Abstract

Here, we report on the development and experimental validation of a laser-based technique which uses coherent Rayleigh-Brillouin scattering (CRBS) to detect nanoparticles with characteristic sizes ranging from the atomic scale to tens of nanometers. This technique is aimed (nonexclusively) at the detection of nanoparticles produced by volumetric nanoparticle synthesis methods. Using CRBS, carbon nanoparticles of dimensions less than 10 nm and concentrations of 1010 cm–3 are detected in situ in a carbon arc discharge with graphite electrodes. This four-wave-mixing approach should enable advances in the understanding of nanoparticle growth that could potentially lead to improved modeling of the growth mechanisms, and thus to improve synthesis selectivity of nanoparticles and yield.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
  2. Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1420375
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1418392
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-09CH11466
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Applied
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 9; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2331-7019
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Gerakis, Alexandros, Yeh, Yao -Wen, Shneider, Mikhail N., Mitrani, James M., Stratton, Brentley C., and Raitses, Yevgeny. Four-Wave-Mixing Approach to In Situ Detection of Nanoparticles. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevApplied.9.014031.
Gerakis, Alexandros, Yeh, Yao -Wen, Shneider, Mikhail N., Mitrani, James M., Stratton, Brentley C., & Raitses, Yevgeny. Four-Wave-Mixing Approach to In Situ Detection of Nanoparticles. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevApplied.9.014031.
Gerakis, Alexandros, Yeh, Yao -Wen, Shneider, Mikhail N., Mitrani, James M., Stratton, Brentley C., and Raitses, Yevgeny. Mon . "Four-Wave-Mixing Approach to In Situ Detection of Nanoparticles". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevApplied.9.014031. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1420375.
@article{osti_1420375,
title = {Four-Wave-Mixing Approach to In Situ Detection of Nanoparticles},
author = {Gerakis, Alexandros and Yeh, Yao -Wen and Shneider, Mikhail N. and Mitrani, James M. and Stratton, Brentley C. and Raitses, Yevgeny},
abstractNote = {Here, we report on the development and experimental validation of a laser-based technique which uses coherent Rayleigh-Brillouin scattering (CRBS) to detect nanoparticles with characteristic sizes ranging from the atomic scale to tens of nanometers. This technique is aimed (nonexclusively) at the detection of nanoparticles produced by volumetric nanoparticle synthesis methods. Using CRBS, carbon nanoparticles of dimensions less than 10 nm and concentrations of 1010 cm–3 are detected in situ in a carbon arc discharge with graphite electrodes. This four-wave-mixing approach should enable advances in the understanding of nanoparticle growth that could potentially lead to improved modeling of the growth mechanisms, and thus to improve synthesis selectivity of nanoparticles and yield.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevApplied.9.014031},
journal = {Physical Review Applied},
number = 1,
volume = 9,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {1}
}

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FIG. 1 FIG. 1: Typical planar CRBS geometry. Two nearly counter-propagating pump beams of the same polarization interfere within a medium to create an optical lattice. A probe beam with polarization normal to that of the pumps, is incident on this lattice at the Bragg angle to give the fourth beam, themore » signal beam« less

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