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Continuous-Wave Laser Patterning of Three-Dimensional Microstructure in Glasses Containing Silver Nanoparticles

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  • Chao Liu,

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    • State Key Laboratory of Silicate Materials for Architectures (Wuhan University of Technology), Wuhan, Hubei, China
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  • Jong Heo,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Division of Advanced Nuclear Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, Gyeongbuk, Korea
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    • Member, The American Ceramic Society.
  • Woon Jin Chung,

    1. Institute of Rare Metals and Division of Advanced Materials Engineering, Kongju National University, Cheonan, Chungnam, Korea
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  • Xiujian Zhao

    1. State Key Laboratory of Silicate Materials for Architectures (Wuhan University of Technology), Wuhan, Hubei, China
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Abstract

A method is reported that uses visible continuous-wave laser to directly fabricate micropatterns in glasses containing silver (Ag) nanoparticles. Ag nanoparticles were formed in the glass using thermal treatment. Upon laser irradiation, Ag nanoparticles with their surface plasmon in resonance with the laser beam were partially melted and decreased in size due to the temperature increase induced by the excited Ag nanoparticles. Three-dimensional patterns were achieved by scanning the laser beam through the thickness of the glass.

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