Comparison of Nucleation Behavior of Surrounding Water Under Optical Excitation of Single Gold Nanostructure and Colloidal Solution
In this chapter, we present the relationship between the superheated liquid and bubble formation for a single optically excited nanostructure at the gold water interface using AlGaN:Er3+ nanothermometry, and contrast these properties with vapor formation in a colloidal solution of optically excited gold nanoparticles. Bubble formation for a single nanostructure at a solid water interface is an inherently a low probability event with superheating of the liquid to the spinodal decomposition temperature. This chapter is reprinted (adapted) with permission from ACS Nano 2014, 8 (2), 1439–1448. Copyright 2014 American Chemical Society.