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Digital laser printing of nanoparticles for generation of novel materials

Digital laser printing of nanoparticles for generation of novel materials

Leaders:  Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Boris Chichkov, LUH, Institute of Quantum Optics. Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rolf Haug, LUH, Institute for Solid State Physics
Year:  2020
Remarks:  Projekt ID: 80

This project is devoted to the development of novel materials based on computer-controlled laser printing of metal, semiconductor, and dielectric nanoparticles using the principle setup shown in Fig. 1. Laser printing of nanoparticles represents a new particle-on-demand generation technique, where 3D solid nanomaterials will be produced by subsequent laser sintering or melting procedures. This technology, for the first time, will allow fabrication of novel complex metal, semiconductor, and dielectric nanomaterials by assembling nanoparticles in 3D.

Figure: Typical setup for laser printing of nanoparticles at the left side and scanning electron micrographs of a single printed gold nanoparticle (top) and nanoparticle array (bottom). 3D nanomaterial assembled by laser printed nanoparticles at the right side.