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Synthesis of nanoparticles via pulsed laser ablation in liquids (PLAL) has been thoroughly researched in the past, but synthesis in inert and water free environments by PLAL is a completely novel and exciting avenue to explore. Providing an inert environment while also providing laser ablation is a challenging engineering task. A specialty airtight vessel must be developed that can be used in the glovebox as well as withstand the high fluence of the ND:YAG laser. Corning 7980 fused silica glass was found to withstand these high energies and thus could be incorporated into a vessel. Once developed, the vessel will be used to generate low or zero valent iron nanoparticles that may prove to be novel as a quantum material or electro/photo catalyst.
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Nanoparticles, Pulsed Laser Ablation in Liquids
Calhoun, Sydney, "Producing Nanoparticles under Oxygen-Free Conditions by Pulsed Laser Ablation in Liquids" (2023). Summer Community of Scholars Posters (RCEU and HCR Combined Programs). 416.