On the formation of Na nanoparticles in femtosecond-laser irradiated glasses

Nan Jiang, Dong Su, Jianrong Qiu, John Spence

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This work discusses the response of Na to both high-energy electrons and femtosecond-laser (fs-laser) pulses in the soda-lime glass. The evidence for different responses of Na to high-energy electron irradiation between glasses with and without fs-laser irradiation suggests that the chemical and/or physical states of Na in the fs-laser irradiated glass are different from those in the original glass. Fs-laser pulses in the glass may be able to neutralize Na, which may form clusters. These results suggest that close attention should be paid to the defects associated with Na when optical or physical data are interpreted in fs-laser irradiated Na glasses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number064301
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2010

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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