Journal of Applied Spectroscopy

, Volume 77, Issue 3, pp 386–393 | Cite as

Laser-induced plasmas in liquids for nanoparticle synthesis

  • V. S. Burakov
  • A. V. Butsen
  • N. V. Tarasenko

Spatially and temporally resolved emission spectroscopy is used to study the major features of the onset and evolution of plasmas created by pulsed laser irradiation of targets immersed in liquids. It is shown that double pulse operation provides an enhanced rate of nanoparticle formation and increases the emission signal from the plasma atoms and ions owing to more efficient ablation of the target material. The main parameters (density of atoms, electron temperature and density) of laser-induced plasmas in liquids are estimated. The prospects of laser ablation in liquids as a method for producing nanoparticles are analyzed.


laser-induced plasmas in liquids double pulse ablation electron density and temperature spatially and temporally resolved emission spectroscopy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. S. Burakov
    • 1
  • A. V. Butsen
    • 1
  • N. V. Tarasenko
    • 1
  1. 1.B. I. Stepanov Institute of PhysicsNational Academy of Sciences of BelarusMinskBelarus

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