Properties of Periodic Structures Formed by Ordering Silver Nanoparticles in a Polymer Matrix Using the Holo-graphic Lithography Method

  • V. O. Hryn Institute of Physics, Nat. Acad. of Sci. of Ukraine
  • P. V. Yezhov Institute of Physics, Nat. Acad. of Sci. of Ukraine
  • O. S. Kutsenko L.V. Pysarzhevskyi Institute of Physical Chemistry, Nat. Acad. of Sci. of Ukraine
  • T. M. Smirnova Institute of Physics, Nat. Acad. of Sci. of Ukraine
Keywords: металополiмернi нанокомпозити, кластери срiбла, наночастинки срiбла, голографiчна лiтографiя


The properties of one- and two-dimensional periodic structures formed by silver nanoparticles in polymer matrices have been studied. The thermo- or photostimulated synthesis of silver nanoparticles using the holographic lithography method occurs from a metal precursor previously distributed in the polymer matrix. The scheme of multibeam holographic recording is improved with the help of a liquid-crystal spatial light modulator. The mechanisms of periodic structure formation in the interference field, as well as the synthesis of silver nanoparticles, are considered. The relation between the parameters of nanoparticles and their spatial distribution, on the one hand, and the spectral properties of structures obtained in the polymer matrix, on the other hand, is studied.


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How to Cite
Hryn, V., Yezhov, P., Kutsenko, O., & Smirnova, T. (2018). Properties of Periodic Structures Formed by Ordering Silver Nanoparticles in a Polymer Matrix Using the Holo-graphic Lithography Method. Ukrainian Journal of Physics, 63(10), 888.
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