Homogenous silver-doped nanocomposite glass

Stefan Wackerow, Gerhard Seifert, Amin Abdolvand

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    Abstract

    Silver nanoparticles are generated in glass by a dry process. First silver ions are driven into the glass by electric field-assisted ion exchange. Subsequent annealing in air led to the formation of silver nanoparticles beneath the surface of the glass. A thin slice of the cross section of the sample was prepared. This visualization of the depth profile facilitated optical analysis of the embedded layer containing silver nanoparticles to be preformed. We observed that there were narrower plasmon bands close to the sample surface and wider plasmon bands in lower layers. It is attributed to the formation of larger nanoparticles with lower number density close to the surface and slightly smaller nanoparticles with higher number density in the depth of the sample. (C) 2011 Optical Society of America

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1224-1231
    Number of pages8
    JournalOptical Materials Express
    Volume1
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2011

    Keywords

    • SIZE DEPTH PROFILE
    • SODA-LIME GLASS
    • ION-EXCHANGE
    • WAVE-GUIDES
    • SILICATE GLASS
    • ELECTRIC-FIELD
    • OPTICAL-ABSORPTION
    • AG NANOPARTICLES
    • DIFFUSION
    • SODIUM

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