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Strong nonlinear photonic responses from microbiologically synthesized tellurium nanocomposites

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2010

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Liao, Kang-Shyang, Wang, Jun, Dias, Sampath, Dewald, James, Alley, Nigel J, Baesman, Shaun M, Oremland, Ronald S, Blau, Werner J, and Curran, Seamus A, 2010, Strong nonlinear photonic responses from microbiologically synthesized tellurium nanocomposites: Chemical Physics Letters, v. 484, iss. 4–6, p. 242-246.

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A new class of nanomaterials, namely microbiologically-formed nanorods composed of elemental tellurium [Te(0)] that forms unusual nanocomposites when combined with poly(m-phenylenevinylene-co-2,5-dioctoxy-phenylenevinylene) (PmPV) is described. These bio-nanocomposites exhibit excellent broadband optical limiting at 532 and 1064 nm. Nonlinear scattering, originating from the laser induced solvent bubbles and microplasmas, is responsible for this nonlinear behavior. The use of bacterially-formed Te(0) when combined with an organic chemical host (e.g., PmPV) is a new green method of nanoparticle syntheses. This opens the possibilities of using unique, biologically synthesized materials to advance future nanoelectronic and nanophotonic [...]

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Added to ScienceBase on Fri Apr 19 10:35:40 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Microbial Biogeochemistry of Aquatic Environments.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216b7e4b04b508bfd3347">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216b7e4b04b508bfd3347</a>

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1016/j.cplett.2009.11.021

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journalChemical Physics Letters
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