Infrared nanosecond laser effects on the formation of copper nanoparticles

Catarina Oliveira Silva, João M. P. Coelho, Andreia Filipa Cardoso Ruivo, António Pires de Matos

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For the first time copper nanoparticles were formed inside Cu ion-doped glass after infrared irradiation by a nanosecond laser and sucessive annealing at 700 degrees C for 1 h. The surface plasmon resonance was observed in the absorption spectra of copper nanoparticles. Their spectral position is in good agreement with the values predicted by Mie theory for the copper nanoparticles. The possible mechanisms responsible by the observed results are discussed. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)705-707
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2010


  • Nanoparticles
  • Nanosecond laser
  • Glasses
  • Laser irradiation


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