Silver nanoparticles embedded in glass were transformed from spherical to ellipsoidal shapes by irradiation with ultrashort laser pulses; applying strong dc electric field, the particles could also be dissolved leaving nanovoids in the matrix. The key processes at the glass-metal interface leading to these structural changes and the application potential of the techniques are discussed.
|Title of host publication||ICCM-17 - 17th International Conference on Composite Materials|
|Publisher||International Committee on Composite Materials|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2009|
|Name||ICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials|
- Femtosecond laser pulses
- Glass-metal nanocomposites