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

Syoji Ito*, Hiroyuki Yoshikawa, Hiroshi Masuhara

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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 32-60mJ/cm2, 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)482-484
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume80
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 21 Jan 2002

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