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Nd:YAG Nanosecond Laser Pulses for Precipitation Silver Nanoparticles in Silicate Glasses: AC Conductivity and Dielectric Studies

  • A. A. MenazeaEmail author
  • A. M. Abdelghany
  • N. A. Hakeem
  • W. H. Osman
  • F. H. Abd El-kader
Original Paper


Silicate glasses with chemical composition in mol%: (75 mol% SiO2–15 mol% Na2O-10 mol% Ca2O) doped by different ratios (x) of AgNo3, (x = 0.0, 0.1, 0.5 and 1.0) were successfully prepared by melting method. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have been precipitated in the prepared glasses via Nd:YAG nanosecond laser irradiation pulses. The A.C. conductivity behavior and the dielectric properties such as; (dielectric constant (ε’) anddielectric loss (ε”)), AC conductivity (σac’ and σac”), electric modulus (M’ and M”) and electric impedance (Z’ and Z”) have been investigated as a function of frequency for the prepared glass samples in the frequency range; from 0.1 Hz to 10 MHz at room temperature. The AC conductivity is proportional to AgNO3 and increased as silver nanoparticles concentrations inside the silicate glass matrix increasing.


Nd:YAG Nanosecond laser Ag nanoparticles Silicate glasses Dielectric properties A.C. Conductivity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Spectroscopy Department, Physics DivisionNational Research CentreGizaEgypt
  2. 2.Laser Technology Unit, Physics DivisionNational Research CentreGizaEgypt
  3. 3.Basic Science DepartmentHorus UniversityKafr SaadEgypt
  4. 4.Physics Department, Faculty of ScienceCairo UniversityGizaEgypt

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