Laser/Electron Irradiation on Indium Phosphide (InP) Semiconductor: Promising Pathways to In Situ Formation of Indium Nanoparticles

dc.contributor.authorAssis, Marcelo
dc.contributor.authorMacedo, Nadia G.
dc.contributor.authorMachado, Thales R.
dc.contributor.authorFerrer, Mateus M. [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorGouveia, Amanda F.
dc.contributor.authorCordoncillo, Eloisa
dc.contributor.authorTorres-Mendieta, Rafael
dc.contributor.authorBeltrán-Mir, Hector
dc.contributor.authorMínguez-Vega, Gladys
dc.contributor.authorLeite, Edson R.
dc.contributor.authorSambrano, Júlio R. [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorAndrés, Juan
dc.contributor.authorLongo, Elson
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity Jaume I (UJI)
dc.contributor.institutionTechnical University of Liberec
dc.contributor.institutionBrazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM)
dc.description.abstractIn the current study, whether femtosecond laser and electron beam irradiation of indium phosphide (InP) are “green,” fast, and effective methods to produce metallic In nanoparticles is probed. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy are employed to investigate the formation and growth of In nanoparticles on InP. Density functional theory and quantum theory of atoms in molecules calculations are employed to reveal the nature of formation of In nanoparticles under electron beam irradiation. These results expand the fundamental understanding of the atomic processes underpinning the mechanism of In−P bond rupture during the transformation process induced by the electron irradiation of the InP crystal by increasing the total number of electrons in the bulk structure.en
dc.description.affiliationCDMF Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar), P.O. Box 676, CEP
dc.description.affiliationModeling and Molecular Simulations Group São Paulo State University (UNESP), P.O. Box 473
dc.description.affiliationDepartment of Inorganic and Organic Chemistry University Jaume I (UJI)
dc.description.affiliationInstitute for Nanomaterials Advanced Technologies and Innovation Technical University of Liberec, Studentská 1402/2
dc.description.affiliationGROC·UJI Institut de Noves Tecnologies de la Imatge (INIT University Jaume I (UJI)
dc.description.affiliationBrazilian Nanotechnology National Laboratory (LNNano) Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM)
dc.description.affiliationDepartment of Analytical and Physical Chemistry University Jaume I (UJI)
dc.description.affiliationUnespModeling and Molecular Simulations Group São Paulo State University (UNESP), P.O. Box 473
dc.identifier.citationParticle and Particle Systems Characterization.
dc.relation.ispartofParticle and Particle Systems Characterization
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dc.subjectelectron beam irradiation
dc.subjectfemtosecond laser irradiation
dc.subjectmetal nanoparticles
dc.titleLaser/Electron Irradiation on Indium Phosphide (InP) Semiconductor: Promising Pathways to In Situ Formation of Indium Nanoparticlesen