Light induced selective heating of nanostructured pyrolitic graphite surfaces investigated by Raman scattering
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2013
Nanostructured surfaces of highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG) were characterized by Raman spectroscopy. The disc-shape nanostructures similar to 110 nm high and with two different diameters similar to 147 and 217 nm are prepared on HOPG using hole-mask colloidal lithography and oxygen reactive ion etching. Significant roughening of the HOPG surface is introduced by the nano-fabrication process, but the nano-disc structures preserves their crystalline structure. Resonant light absorption results in selective heating of nanostructures, although the surrounding medium remains relatively unaffected. Temperature differences of up to 350 K were measured under irradiation with similar to 11 mW/mu m(2). Further increase of the light intensity leads to combustion of structures.
Highly oriented pyrolitic graphite
Light induced selective heating