Devesh Kumar Avasthi

  • Citations Per Year
Learn More
We report the synthesis of Ag nanoparticles in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) matrix using atom beam co-sputtering. Metal filling factor was evaluated by Rutherford backscattering spectrometry. Microstructural evolutions of the nanocomposites films were investigated by transmission electron microscopy, which confirmed the formation of irregular shaped Ag(More)
The ion-irradiation induced synthesis of embedded Au nanoparticles (NPs) into glass from islands of Au on a glass substrate is studied in the context of recoiling atoms, sputtering and viscous flow. Cross sectional transmission electron microscopy studies revealed the formation of Au NPs embedded in the glass substrates by the 50 keV Si(-) ion irradiation(More)
The present work envisages synthesis of magnetic nanocomposites by ion beam mixing technique using swift heavy ion irradiation of Ni-Teflon bilayer system and its magnetic characterizations. The nanocomposite is characterized by Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning probe microscopy (SPM) and(More)
Nanocomposite films containing Ag nanoparticles embedded in partially oxidized amorphous Si matrix were deposited on silica glass substrates by co-sputtering of Ag and Si with 1.5 keV neutral Ar atoms. The Ag content and thickness of the nanocomposite films was determined by Rutherford backscattering spectrometry. Optical absorption studies revealed the(More)
Present work reports the elongation of spherical Ni nanoparticles (NPs) parallel to each other, due to bombardment with 120 MeV Au+9 ions at a fluence of 5 × 1013 ions/cm2. The Ni NPs embedded in silica matrix have been prepared by atom beam sputtering technique and subsequent annealing. The elongation of Ni NPs due to interaction with Au+9 ions as(More)
The development of new fabrication techniques of plasmonic nanocomposites with specific properties is an ongoing issue in the plasmonic and nanophotonics community. In this paper we report detailed investigations on the modifications of the microstructural and plasmonic properties of metal-titania nanocomposite films induced by swift heavy ions. Au-TiO2 and(More)
In the present study, we have analyzed the changes in surface morphology leading to formation of periodic structures known as ripples which arise due to an interplay between sputtering and surface diffusion. The 1.5 keV Ar atoms with a flux of 14.8 mA/cm2 are used in the present study. The InP(100) samples were bombarded at an incidence angle of 45 degrees(More)
We report the synthesis of gold and silver nanostructures embedded in different dielectric matrices by atom beam co-sputtering, a novel technique. We have synthesized gold-silicon core shell nanostructures and Au-ZnO nanocomposite with tunable surface plasmon resonance (SPR) by atom beam co-sputtering and subsequent annealing. The Au-ZnO nanocomposite shows(More)
The passage of heavy ions in a track detector polymeric material produces lattice deformations. These deformations may be in the form of latent tracks or may vanish by self annealing in time. Heavy ion irradiation produces modifications in polymers in their relevant electrical, chemical and optical properties in the form of rearrangement of bonding,(More)
In the present work, we report the formation of Au nanorings on quartz substrate by thermal evaporation of Au on quartz and subsequent annealing in certain conditions as a function of metal volume fraction and annealing temperature. Optical extinction cross-sections measurements and atomic force microscopy (AFM) studies have been performed on the(More)