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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 2 — Jun. 1, 2011
  • pp: 164–172

Ag nanoparticles embedded in glass by two-step ion exchange and their SERS application

Ya Chen, Lasse Karvonen, Antti Säynätjoki, Changgeng Ye, Ari Tervonen, and Seppo Honkanen  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 164-172 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.1.000164


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Abstract

Silver nanoparticles embedded in glass are prepared by a two-step ion exchange process, where silver ions are introduced into glass in silver ion exchange, and reduced into metallic silver in subsequent potassium ion exchange. The formation of the particles can be explained by the combination effect of the galvanic replacement reaction and the electrolytic deposition. The formed particles are characterized by optical absorption measurements, transmission electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy. Their application in SERS is demonstrated, and the optimal surface features in terms of SERS enhancement are also discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(240.6695) Optics at surfaces : Surface-enhanced Raman scattering

ToC Category:
Nanomaterials

History
Original Manuscript: February 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 7, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 15, 2011
Published: April 29, 2011

Citation
Ya Chen, Lasse Karvonen, Antti Säynätjoki, Changgeng Ye, Ari Tervonen, and Seppo Honkanen, "Ag nanoparticles embedded in glass by two-step ion exchange and their SERS application," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 164-172 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-1-2-164


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