Nd:YAG Nanosecond Laser Pulses for Precipitation Silver Nanoparticles in Silicate Glasses: AC Conductivity and Dielectric Studies

Abstract

Silicate glasses with chemical composition in mol%: (75 mol% SiO2–15 mol% Na2O-10 mol% Ca2O) doped by different ratios (x) of AgNo3, (x = 0.0, 0.1, 0.5 and 1.0) were successfully prepared by melting method. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have been precipitated in the prepared glasses via Nd:YAG nanosecond laser irradiation pulses. The A.C. conductivity behavior and the dielectric properties such as; (dielectric constant (ε’) anddielectric loss (ε”)), AC conductivity (σac’ and σac”), electric modulus (M’ and M”) and electric impedance (Z’ and Z”) have been investigated as a function of frequency for the prepared glass samples in the frequency range; from 0.1 Hz to 10 MHz at room temperature. The AC conductivity is proportional to AgNO3 and increased as silver nanoparticles concentrations inside the silicate glass matrix increasing.

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Menazea, A.A., Abdelghany, A.M., Hakeem, N.A. et al. Nd:YAG Nanosecond Laser Pulses for Precipitation Silver Nanoparticles in Silicate Glasses: AC Conductivity and Dielectric Studies. Silicon 12, 13–20 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12633-019-0094-3

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Keywords

  • Nd:YAG
  • Nanosecond laser
  • Ag nanoparticles
  • Silicate glasses
  • Dielectric properties
  • A.C. Conductivity