Nanoparticles and nanotubes induced by femtosecond lasers

S. Eliezer, N. Eliaz, E. Grossman, D. Fisher, I. Gouzman, Z. Henis, S. Pecker, Y. Horovitz, M. Fraenkel, S. Maman, V. Ezersky, D. Eliezer

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In this paper, we suggest the creation of a nanoparticles and nanotubes by using the interaction of a femtosecond laser with a solid target in a vacuum. A simple model is used to predict the optimal target and the laser parameters for the production of efficient nanoparticles. At the Soreq laboratory, experiments are performed with aluminium and carbon targets using a femtosecond laser. The irradiated targets are composed of either a thin layer of aluminium or of carbon, deposited on a transparent heat-insulating glass substrate. The nanoparticle debris is collected on a silicone wafer for X-ray diffraction (XRD), for scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and for atomic force microscopy (AFM). For transmission electron microscopy (TEM), the debris is caught on a copper grid covered on one side with a carbon membrane. Our experiments confirm the creation of crystal nanoparticles for aluminium and nanotubes for carbon experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-19
Number of pages5
JournalLaser and Particle Beams
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2005


  • Femtosecond lasers
  • Nanoparticles
  • Nanotubes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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