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Facile synthesis and patterning of silver nanoparticles for surface plasmon generation

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Akshay Kokil

University of Massachusetts Lowell, Center for Advanced Materials, Department of Chemistry, One University Avenue, Lowell MA 01854, USA

Abhishek Kumar, Jayant Kumar

University of Massachusetts Lowell, Center for Advanced Materials, Department of Physics, One University Avenue, Lowell MA 01854, USA

Sharavanan Balasubramaniam, Ramaswamy Nagarajan

University of Massachusetts Lowell, Center for Advanced Materials, Department of Plastics Engineering, One University Avenue, Lowell MA 01854, USA

J. Nanophoton. 5(1), 053515 (July 18, 2011). doi:10.1117/1.3614008
History: Received March 04, 2011; Revised June 23, 2011; Accepted June 29, 2011; Published July 18, 2011; Online July 18, 2011
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A facile single step strategy for the synthesis and large area patterning of silver nanoparticles via photodecomposition of a photoactive silver nitrite aliphatic amine complex was developed. Decomposition of the silver complex was facilitated using either a UV or an Argon ion laser (514.5 nm) irradiation. The synthesis was performed both in solution and thin films. The silver nanoparticles displayed characteristic localized surface plasmon resonance in the absorption spectrum. Utilizing laser beam interference, silver nanoparticles were synthesized and, as well, patterned in a single step.

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Akshay Kokil ; Abhishek Kumar ; Sharavanan Balasubramaniam ; Ramaswamy Nagarajan and Jayant Kumar
"Facile synthesis and patterning of silver nanoparticles for surface plasmon generation", J. Nanophoton. 5(1), 053515 (July 18, 2011). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3614008


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