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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 4 — Feb. 14, 2011
  • pp: 2846–2851

Preparation of silver spheres by selective laser heating in silver-containing precursor solution

Xiangyou Li, Jianguo Liu, Xiaoye Wang, Ming Gao, Zemin Wang, and Xiaoyan Zeng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 2846-2851 (2011)

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Dispersed uniform submicron-sized silver spheres were prepared by selective laser heating in the silver-containing precursor solution, which was produced by dissolving the irregular Ag2O in aliphatic amine. By optimizing the process conditions, silver spheres in the range of 578 ± 109 nm were obtained. The smooth surface morphology and solid structure were studied by SEM and TEM. The silver content was characterized by XRD and EDS. Finally, the mechanism of the silver spheres formation was also discussed in detail.

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OCIS Codes
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing
(350.4990) Other areas of optics : Particles

ToC Category:
Laser Microfabrication

Original Manuscript: November 1, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 19, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 20, 2010
Published: January 31, 2011

Xiangyou Li, Jianguo Liu, Xiaoye Wang, Ming Gao, Zemin Wang, and Xiaoyan Zeng, "Preparation of silver spheres by selective laser heating in silver-containing precursor solution," Opt. Express 19, 2846-2851 (2011)

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