White light scattering spectroscopy and electron microscopy of laser induced melting in single gold nanorods.

Abstract

We present the first measurements of laser induced melting and reshaping of single gold nanorods. Using a combination of white light scattering spectroscopy and electron microscopy we find a melting energy of 260 fJ for nanorods with an average size of 92 x 30 nm. Contrary to previous reports on ensembles of nanorods, this melting energy corresponds well to… (More)
DOI: 10.1039/b905203h

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