Stochastic processes in light-assisted nanoparticle formation

Makoto Naruse, Yang Liu, Wataru Nomura, Takashi Yatsui, Masaki Aida, Laszlo B. Kish, Motoichi Ohtsu

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Recently, light-assisted nanofabrication have been introduced, such as the synthesis of quantum dots using photo-induced desorption that yields reduced size fluctuations or metal sputtering under light illumination resulting in self-organized, nanoparticle chains. The physical mechanisms have originally been attributed to material desorption or plasmon resonance effects. However, significant stochastic phenomena are also present that have not been explained yet. We introduce stochastic models taking account of the light-assisted processes that reproduce phenomenological characteristics consistent with the experimental observations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number193106
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - May 7 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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