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The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 43, Issue 1–3, pp 291–294 | Cite as

Formation of argentic clusters and small Ag nanoparticles in soda-lime silicate glass

  • M. DubielEmail author
  • R. Schneider
  • H. Hofmeister
  • K.-D. Schicke
  • J. C. Pivin
Nano-crystals and Self-assembly

Abstract.

The formation of argentic clusters and very small Ag nanoparticles of 0.5 to 2 nm size in commercial soda-lime glass silver-doped by Ag/Na ion exchange in a mixed nitrate melt has been studied by electron microscopy and EXAFS. Particles formation was induced already during the ion exchange procedure, or by subsequent ion irradiation with 1.5 MeV He+ or 3 MeV Au+. The presence of nanoparticles was also macroscopically revealed by their surface plasmon resonance. The structural characterization indicates that specific configurations of silver oxide-like structures, so-called argentic clusters, are involved in the initial stage of nanoparticles formation.

PACS.

61.10.Ht X-ray absorption spectroscopy: EXAFS, NEXAFS, XANES, etc. 61.43.Fs Glasses 68.37.lp Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) (including STEM, HRTEM, etc.) 61.46.Df Nanoparticles 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Dubiel
    • 1
    Email author
  • R. Schneider
    • 1
  • H. Hofmeister
    • 2
  • K.-D. Schicke
    • 2
  • J. C. Pivin
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsMartin Luther University of Halle-WittenbergHalleGermany
  2. 2.Max Planck Institute of Microstructure PhysicsHalleGermany
  3. 3.Centre de Spectrométrie Nucléaire et de la Spéctrometrie de Masse, IN2 P3-CNRSOrsayFrance

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