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Accession Number DE2013-1018570
Title Laser Interactions in Nanomaterials Synthesis.
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 18p
Personal Author A. A. Puretzky B. Zhao C. Rouleau D. Styers-Barnett D. B. Geohegan G. Eres H. Hu I. Ivanov J. Jackson K. More K. Xiao Z. Liu
Abstract Laser interactions with materials have unique advantages to explore the rapid synthesis, processing, and in situ characterization of high quality and novel nanoparticles, nanotubes and nanowires. For example, laser vaporization of solids into background gases provides a wide range of processing conditions for the formation of nanomaterials by both catalyst-free and catalyst-assisted growth processes. Laser interactions with the growing nanomaterials provide remote in situ characterization of their size, structure, and composition with unprecedented temporal resolution. In this article, laser interactions involved in the synthesis of primarily carbon nanostructures are reviewed, including the catalyst-free synthesis of single-walled carbon nanohorns and quantum dots, to the catalyst-assisted growth of single and multi-walled carbon nanotubes.
Keywords Carbon nanotubes
Temporal resolution

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 46C - Optics & Lasers
71 - Materials Sciences
99F - Physical & Theoretical Chemistry
Corporate Author Oak Ridge National Lab., TN.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1323
Contract Number DE-AC05-00OR22725

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