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We present a generalized table of extinction coefficient data for silver nanoparticles from 8 to 100 nm. This table allows for easy and quick estimation of the concentration and size of modified and mono-dispersed silver nanoparticles from their optical spectra. We obtained data by determining the silver content of citrate-stabilised silver nanoparticles(More)
Inspired by the amphiphilicity of graphene oxide (GO), the surface of water is used as a template for the assembly of a GO film. Methacrylate-functionalized GO sheets can be cross-linked instantaneously at the water-air interface to form a highly wrinkled membrane spreading over an extended area. The multiple covalent linkages amongst the GO sheets enhances(More)
Transient events in thin films and interfaces have been studied using the technique of time resolved pump-probe nanosecond Brewster angle microscopy. For p-polarized light there is a minimum reflectivity at the Brewster angle. When the interface is viewed with light that is both incident and reflected at the Brewster angle the resulting image is dark.(More)
We report the photochromic properties of amorphous MoO3 films deposited by dc sputtering with different O2 flow rates. The kinetics of film coloration under UV light irradiation is determined using optical transmission spectroscopy. Changes in the absorbance and refractive index were derived from the analysis of transmittance spectra. The absorbance spectra(More)
A nanosecond pulsed IR (1.9 microm) laser rapidly heated water, in an open vessel, to temperatures well below the boiling point. The subsequent dynamics of volume expansion were monitored using time-resolved interferometry in order to measure the increase in the water level in the heated area. The water expanded at less than the speed of sound, taking just(More)
Two-dimensional condensation was initiated in a self-assembled mixed monolayer of spiropyran and octadecanol by a nanosecond laser pulse. The dynamics of the process were monitored using nanosecond pump-probe Brewster angle microscopy. Domain growth followed a power law with a growth exponent of 0.47 at a velocity approaching 20 ms(-1). This represents a(More)
Infrared multiphoton absorption and dissociation of chloromethyltrifluorosilane molecules under the action of pulsed transversely excited atmospheric pressure CO2 laser were experimentally studied. Dissociation products were analyzed. The dissociation proceeds via chlorine atom transfer from carbon to silicone. High degrees of silicon isotope separation(More)
Patterned arrays of light-responsive microchambers are suggested as candidates for site-specific release of chemicals in small and precisely defined quantities on demand. A composite film is made of poly(allylammonium)-poly(styrene sulfonate) multilayers and gold nanoparticles incorporated between subsequent stacks of polyelectrolytes. The film shaped as(More)
Self-assembled monolayers of 11-(3',3'-dimethyl-6,8-dinitrospiro[chromene-2,2'-indoline]-1'-yl) undecanoic acid (amphiphilic spiropyran) at the air-water interface are studied using Brewster angle reflectometry. Transient kinetics of the spiropyran to merocyanine conversion are recorded in a UV-pump, VIS-probe configuration. By varying the probe wavelength(More)