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dc.contributor.advisorLunney, James Gerard
dc.contributor.authorMirza, Inam
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-13T11:48:03Z
dc.date.available2019-11-13T11:48:03Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationInam Mirza, 'Investigation of nanosecond and femtosecond pulsed laser deposition and application of some metal nanoparticle films', [thesis], Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Physics, 2012, pp 278
dc.identifier.otherTHESIS 9924
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/90406
dc.description.abstractPulsed laser deposition (PLD) is a convenient and flexible technique which can be applied to all elemental and compound solids. In conventional PLD a nanosecond (ns) laser is used to ablate the surface of a solid target and a small amount of material expands rapidly from the target as an ionised vapour plume. Condensation of the plume on a non-wetting substrate, together with surface diffusion, leads to the formation of a nanoparticle film; the thickness is controlled by the number of laser pulses. On the other hand with femtosecond (fs) laser irradiation, very rapid heating leads to nanoscale fragmentation of a small amount of target material. Nanoparticles are expelled from the target and can be captured on a substrate. In the present work we have studied the ns- and fs-PLD of some noble and transition metals in vacuum for laser fluence well above the ablation threshold (-1.5 J cm -2). A range of techniques such as Langmuir ion probe, the time and space resolved fast imaging and optical emission spectroscopy and electron microscopy was applied to characterize the laser ablation plumes and to study the morphology of nanoparticle films.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherTrinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Physics
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://stella.catalogue.tcd.ie/iii/encore/record/C__Rb15326119
dc.subjectPhysics, Ph.D.
dc.subjectPh.D. Trinity College Dublin.
dc.titleInvestigation of nanosecond and femtosecond pulsed laser deposition and application of some metal nanoparticle films
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dc.type.supercollectionthesis_dissertations
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publications
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoral
dc.type.qualificationnameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.format.extentpaginationpp 278
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