Fabrication and Nonlinear Refractive Index Measurement of Colloidal Silver Nanoparticles

Granmayeh Rad, Adeleh and Abbasi, Hamed and Golyari, Keyhan. (2012) Fabrication and Nonlinear Refractive Index Measurement of Colloidal Silver Nanoparticles. International Journal of Applied Physics and Mathematics, 2 (2). pp. 135-139.

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In this paper we report the measurement of nonlinear refractive index of colloidal Ag nanoparticles and fabrication of Ag nanoparticles. In order to fabricate the colloidal silver nanoparticles laser ablation method has been used. A silver coin as a target (purity 99.9 %) was ablated by a Q-Switched Nd: YAG laser with a fluence of about 91 mJ/cm 2 at a repetition rate of 10 Hz at room temperature. In order to characterize these particles transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and spectrophotometry (from UV to NIR) have been used. The average size of fabricated nanoparticles is ~ 20 nm. The importance of morphology of nanoparticles has been investigated. We used the Z-scan technique to investigate the nonlinear refractive index of Ag nanoparticles. The excitation source was a CW 532nm Second harmonic Nd:YAG laser with a beam power of 55 mW. Mostly used applications of silver nanoparticles have been studied; silver nanoparticles are considered as biocompatible and low in toxicity and have good potential for biological applicatio ns. Lately silver nanoparticles have found a novel approach in different fields of medicine, biology and industry. In this paper n 2 refers to nonlinear refractive index , Δ T p-v is the difference between the normalized peak and the valley transmittan ce. s is the aperture linear transmittance. L eff is the effective thickne ss of the sample. EIS, SPR, TEM and SEM refer to: electrical impedance spectroscopy, surface plasmon resonance, transmission electron microscope and scanning electron microscope, respectively.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Biomedical Engineering > Laser and Robotics > Biomedical Laser and Optics (Zam)
UniBasel Contributors:Abbasi, Hamed
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:IACSIT Press
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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