Glass Physics and Chemistry

, Volume 39, Issue 4, pp 351–357 | Cite as

The effect of gold nanoparticles on crystallization processes in photostructured lithium-silicate glass

  • D. A. Kochetkov
  • N. V. Nikonorov
  • G. A. Sycheva
  • V. A. Tsekhomskii


The surface plasmon resonance of gold nanoparticles (NP) is investigated, allowing their sizes before and after X-ray irradiation to be determined. It is shown that X-ray irradiation results in the growth of NP, while their heat treatment results in their reduction. The quasi-atomic structure of gold NP is assumed, leading to the entrapment of electrons on unoccupied orbitals upon X-ray irradiation. An explanation of the crystallization and amorphization of photostructured glass in the lithium-silicate system is suggested based on the fact that gold NP are negatively charged.


gold nanoparticles surface plasmon resonance quasi-atomic structure of gold nanoparticles crystallization and amorphization of photostructured gold-containing glass 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Kochetkov
    • 1
  • N. V. Nikonorov
    • 1
  • G. A. Sycheva
    • 2
  • V. A. Tsekhomskii
    • 1
  1. 1.St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics, and OpticsSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Grebenshchikov Institute of Silicate ChemistryRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia

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