Mass transfer in optical nanocomposites induced by pulsed laser irradiation

Yu Kaganovskii, I. Antonov, D. Ianetz, M. Rosenbluh, J. Ihlemann, S. Mueller, G. Marowsky, A. A. Lipovskii

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In a glass matrix containing nanocrystalline Ag clusters (quantum dots) and illuminated by nanosecond and sub-picosecond pulsed lasers, the metal nanocrystals are observed to move rapidly toward the surface. The motion leads to agglomeration and coalescence of the clusters at the surface. Processes responsible for the motion and coalescence are suggested, and the motional kinetics based on the model are estimated and are found to be in agreement with the experimental observations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-114
Number of pages10
JournalSolid State Phenomena
StatePublished - 2003
EventInterfacial Effects and Novel Properties of Nanomaterials - Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 14 Sep 200318 Sep 2003


  • Cluster motion
  • Light-induced mass transfer
  • Metal nanoclusters
  • Pulsed laser irradiation
  • Quantum dot glasses
  • Thermodiffusion


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