Novel nanomaterials synthesis by laser-liquid-solid interaction

Jogender Singh, D. Poondi, Tabbetha Dobbins, M. Mastro Pietro

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    A novel laser-liquid-solid interaction (LLSI) technique has been developed that is highly flexible and allows engineering nanomaterials in form of particles, rods, and tubes from liquid precursors. Synthesis reaction takes place in a molecular level and reaction rate is controlled by laser energy input, precursor solution chemistry, and other processing parameters including interaction time, and thermal conductivity of solid that is spinning in the solution. By the proper selection of liquid precursor, mono-dispersed silver nanoparticles were produced with average particle size 7-10nm. Alloy composed Ag and Ni were produced in the form of nanoparticles and nanotubes with an average diameter of 40nm. HRTEM of nanorod exhibited that Ag acted as seed for the synthesis of immiscible of Ag-Ni alloy. Laser writing of silver exhibited 50% lower electrical resistivity and eliminated many intermediate steps involved as compared to conventional silver patterning process.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)228-240
    Number of pages13
    JournalMaterials and Manufacturing Processes
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Mar 1 2008

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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