TITLE

Laser manipulation and fixation of single gold nanoparticles in solution at room temperature

AUTHOR(S)
Ito, Syoji; Yoshikawa, Hiroyuki; Masuhara, Hiroshi
PUB. DATE
January 2002
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;1/21/2002, Vol. 80 Issue 3, p482
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A method to fix single gold nanoparticles on glass substrate was demonstrated in solution at room temperature by utilizing focused intense laser beams. A single gold nanoparticle of 80 nm was optically trapped and manipulated to a surface of a glass substrate, and then fixed on it by irradiation with ultraviolet (UV) laser light. Suitable laser fluence range for the fixation was determined to be 32–60 mJ/cm[sup 2], above which the individual nanoparticles were fragmented to several smaller fragments of 10 to 40 nm. The fixation mechanism is discussed in view of pulsed-laser-induced transient temperature elevation. © 2002 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
5884225

 

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