Comparison of Nucleation Behavior of Surrounding Water Under Optical Excitation of Single Gold Nanostructure and Colloidal Solution

  • Susil BaralEmail author
  • Ali Rafiei Miandashti
  • Hugh H. Richardson
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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.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susil Baral
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ali Rafiei Miandashti
    • 2
  • Hugh H. Richardson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and Chemical BiologyCornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryOhio UniversityAthensUSA
  3. 3.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryOhio UniversityAthensUSA

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