Special Issue "Synthesis of Nanostructured Materials Induced by Laser Irradiation"

A special issue of Nanomanufacturing (ISSN 2673-687X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 February 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Alina A. Manshina
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Institute of Chemistry, Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Interests: laser-induced chemical reactions, laser-matter interaction, laser synthesis and modification of nanostructures, metal and hybrid metal-carbon nanostructures
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Dr. Ilya Tumkin
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Institute of Chemistry, Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Interests: laser-induced deposition from solution; direct laser writing; fabrication of enzymless microbiosensors, sensors; metal deposition; deep eutectic solvents
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Laser is a fine tool providing external control over a variety of physical and chemical processes. The effects of laser radiation on materials or chemical systems initiate a variety of secondary processes resulting in the formation of unique structures. In this case, the localization of the chemical process due to the specific properties of laser radiation plays a key role and suggests an efficient approach to synthesis of nanoscale/nanostructured materials. The focus/zone of laser action can be considered as a chemical reactor that limits the volume of the chemical reaction, the number of reagents involved in the process and, in the case of pulsed lasers, the duration of the chemical reaction. Additional control can be provided by varying the laser intensity, the spectral characteristics of irradiation, and the generation regimes of lasers (continuous wave or pulsed). The most obvious advantages of laser-induced approach to the synthesis of nanoscale/nanostructured materials are associated with the possibility of high-precision control of the aforementioned parameters, and as a result, high-precision control of properties of the synthesized materials. Thus, taking into account the specifics of developing chemical processes, laser synthesis can be considered both as an actual field of science and as a promising approach for synthesis of different functional nanomaterials. Despite the impressive results achieved, the booming development of laser-assisted technologies of nanostructured materials synthesis is still currently being observed. This involves diverse laser processes induced at the surface of solid target on the substrate/solution interface and in a volume of liquid.

The format of welcomed articles includes full papers, communications, and reviews. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • laser-based direct write techniques;
  • ultra-short pulse laser processing and nanofabrication, laser drilling, laser cutting;
  • laser nanowelding;
  • surface processing (texturing, cleaning, annealing, modification);
  • laser-induced forward transfer (LIFT) techniques;
  • film deposition and synthesis of advanced nanomaterials (PLD, LCVD, etc.);
  • laser ablation and laser interaction in liquids giving formation of nanomaterials;
  • laser synthesis of nanostructured materials and nanostructures;
  • new trends in laser processing.

Accepted papers are published in the joint Special Issue in Nanomanufacturing or Nanomaterials (https://0-www-mdpi-com.brum.beds.ac.uk/journal/nanomaterials/special_issues/nano_laser_irradiation).

Prof. Dr. Alina A. Manshina
Dr. Ilya Tumkin
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Laser deposition
  • Laser ablation
  • Laser nanostructuring
  • Plasmonic nanostructures
  • Laser surface processing
  • Photo- and thermo- initiated processes under laser beam
  • Laser synthesis
  • Laser-induced self-organization
  • Laser vaporization

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The Influence of Alkanethiols on the Production of Hydrophobic Gold Nanoparticles via Pulsed Laser Ablation in Liquids
Nanomanufacturing 2021, 1(3), 98-108; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/nanomanufacturing1030009 - 22 Sep 2021
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The ability to suspend plasmonic metal nanoparticles in apolar environments is an important feat towards harnessing their optical properties for use in amphiphilic biological environments. Pulsed laser Ablation in Liquids (PLAL) is a well-established method for the production of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) in [...] Read more.
The ability to suspend plasmonic metal nanoparticles in apolar environments is an important feat towards harnessing their optical properties for use in amphiphilic biological environments. Pulsed laser Ablation in Liquids (PLAL) is a well-established method for the production of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) in aqueous environments; however, ablation in organic liquids for the synthesis of hydrophobic AuNPs still has many unknowns, such as the relationship between colloidal stability and the ligand shell. In this study, hydrophobic AuNPs were produced by PLAL of gold in a 1-alkanethiol/n-decane solution and treated with laser fragmentation. Results demonstrate that longer chain length ATs produced particles with a smaller average size; however, there was no strong correlation between alkanethiol (AT) concentration and particle size. Stability was investigated by monitoring the temporal evolution of the extinction spectra which revealed that lower concentrations of AT stabilize the colloids while higher concentrations tend to result in quicker particle aggregation. Furthermore, longer chain length ATs demonstrated improved stability. Additionally, vibrational spectroscopy was employed to examine the AuNP surface chemistry, which pointed to the presence of oxidized carbon species and graphitic carbon. Full article
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