Special Issue "Laser Processing of Functional Nanoparticles"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Optics and Lasers".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2017)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kautek

Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Vienna, Waehringer Strasse 42, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
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Interests: ultrafast laser materials interaction and processing; laser micro-nano manufacturing; near-field optics (a-SNOM); multiphoton microscopy; laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS); laser cleaning of cultural heritage artefacts; ultrafast lasers in ophthalmology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanoparticles (NPs), particles with dimensions in the nanometer range, are essential in a number of scientific and industrial applications, such as in optics, optoelectronics, electronics, biomedicine, pharma, health, food, catalysis, energy conversion and storage, or car manufacturing. The present Special Issue is concerned with the synthesis of NPs using laser ablation of solid targets in a gaseous or a liquid environment, and the collection of the NPs in the form of nanopowder or a colloidal solution. This fast and straightforward method does not require toxic, hazardous, or pyrophoric chemical precursors, and thus is an environmentally friendly (“green”) method. In water, the resulting NPs in colloidal solutions are ultrapure, (not containing stabilizing counterions or reaction by-products), thus facilitating use in medical in vivo applications.

The properties of the produced NPs—shape, size, size distribution, composition, and structure—depend on the laser parameters such as wavelength, pulse repetition rate, pulse width, pulse energy, and fluence, as well as on the environment (vacuum, gas or liquid).

Laser ablation in liquid of a solid target, also called laser ablation synthesis in solution (LASiS), e.g., consists of a number of interplaying processes beyond the knowledge of basic laser ablation. The present issue is tackling the optical, thermal and mechanical mechanisms taking place in the solid, at the interface, and is concerned with post irradiation processes of already produced NPs.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kautek
Guest Editor

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  • Laser ablation
  • Nanoparticle
  • Zero-dimensional nanostructures
  • Laser synthesis of colloids
  • Nanomanufacturing
  • Laser ablation synthesis in solution (LASiS)
  • Particle production in vacuum and gas
  • Applications of laser-synthesized NPs

Published Papers

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