Various silicate glasses (fused silica, soda-lime, Na- and K-borosilicates, lithia-alumina silicate, and Pyrex®) were implanted with 8 x 1015 285 keV Au/cm2. Colloid growth was monitored as a function of annealing and N implantation (2 x 1017 35 keV N/cm2). Annealing to 1040 °C for fused silica and to 600 °C for the other glasses resulted in Au aggregation and optical absorption. Radiation damage removal is associated with the fused silica annealing; the aggregation of Au at lower temperatures for the other glasses is expected because of the lower glass transition temperature. Phase-seption in the alkali-borosilicates may be important because of grain-boundary diffusion. N implantation did not significantly affect nanocluster growth.
This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.
Buy single article
Instant access to the full article PDF.
Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout.
P. Mazzoldi, G.W. Arnold, G. Battaglin, R. Bertoncello, and F. Gonella, Nucl. Instr. and Meth. B91, 478 (1994).
G.W. Arnold, J. Appl. Phys. 46, 4466 (1975).
J.F. Ziegler, J.P. Biersack, and U. Littmark, The Stopping and Range of Ions in Solida, (Pergamon, New York), 1985).
B.C. Bunker, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 179, 300 (1994).
G.W. Arnold, Rad. Effects 98, 221 (1986).
E.W.J. Mitchell and E.G.S. Paige, Phil. Mag. 1, 1085 (1956).
G.W. Arnold and J.A. Borders, J. Appl. Phys. 48, 1488 (1977).
U. Kreibig and L. Genzel, Surf. Sci. 156, 678 (1985).
About this article
Cite this article
Arnold, G.W., Battaglin, G., Boscolo-Boscoletto, A. et al. The Role of Glass Structure in the Formation of Implanted Gold Nanoclusters for Enhanced Nonlinear Optical Properties. MRS Online Proceedings Library 396, 397 (1995). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-396-397