Applied Physics A

, Volume 111, Issue 2, pp 487–493

Laser assisted fabrication of ZnO/Ag and ZnO/Au core/shell nanocomposites

Authors

  • Reza Zamiri
    • Department of Physics, Faculty of ScienceUniversiti Putra Malaysia
    • Department of Materials Engineering and CeramicUniversity of Aveiro
    • Department of Physics, Faculty of ScienceUniversiti Putra Malaysia
  • Rahele Jorfi
    • Department of Physics, Faculty of ScienceUniversiti Putra Malaysia
  • Golnoosh Zamiri
    • Department of Physics, Faculty of ScienceUniversiti Putra Malaysia
  • Masoumeh Shokati Mojdehi
    • Department of Physics, Faculty of ScienceUniversiti Putra Malaysia
  • Hossein Abbastabar Ahangar
    • Faculty of ScienceIslamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch
  • Ali Khorsand Zak
    • Low Dimensional Material Research Center, Department of PhysicsUniversity of Malaya
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00339-012-7517-y

Cite this article as:
Zamiri, R., Zakaria, A., Jorfi, R. et al. Appl. Phys. A (2013) 111: 487. doi:10.1007/s00339-012-7517-y

Abstract

In this paper, we report fabrication and characterization of ZnO/Ag and ZnO/Au core/shell nanocomposites by 2-hour laser irradiation of the two solutions first containing mixture of ZnO and Ag nanoparticles and second containing ZnO and Au nanoparticles. The process of fabrication was carried out by Nd:YAG second harmonic pulsed laser and the prepared samples were characterized by UV–visible absorption spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and photoluminescence measurement (PL). It was found that the thickness of the shell layer around the core can be controlled by laser irradiation time.

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