Line pattern in plasma polymer films with embedded gold and silver nanoparticles by irradiation with ultrashort laser pulses

Andreas Kiesow, Sven Strohkark, Katrin Löschner, Andreas Heilmann, Alexander Podlipensky, Amin Abdolvand, Gerhard Seifert, Heinrich Graener

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    A method to generate line pattern structures in thin organic films with embedded gold and silver nanoparticles is introduced. The films are irradiated with ultrashort, linearly polarized laser pulses. As we find out from electron microscopy (TEM, SEM), periodically arranged line-like structures are formed after the irradiation. We have used so far three different laser wavelengths (266 nm, 400 nm, 800 nm). The resulting structure periods in the range of 170 run to 600 ran indicate a linear correlation of the period length of the line structures and the wavelength of the incident laser light. The direction of the particle lines corresponds to the linear polarization of the laser pulses. The anisotropic structure modification is mirrored in corresponding anisotropic optical film properties.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNanoparticles and Nanowire Building Blocks - Synthesis, Processing, Characterization and Theory
    Subtitle of host publicationMRS Symposium Proceedings
    EditorsO.J. Glembocki, C.E. Hunt, G. Galli, C.B. Murray
    Place of PublicationWarrendale
    PublisherMaterials Research Society
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)1-55899-768-7, 9781558997684
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    Event2004 MRS Spring Meeting - Moscone West Convention Center, San Francisco, United States
    Duration: 12 Apr 200416 Apr 2004

    Publication series

    NameMRS symposium proceedings
    PublisherMaterials Research Society


    Conference2004 MRS Spring Meeting
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Francisco
    Internet address

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