Campbell, Eleanor; Goodfriend, Nathan. (2019). Data for Blister-Based-Laser-Induced-Forward-Transfer: A Non-Contact, Dry Laser-Based Transfer Method for Nanomaterials, [dataset]. University of Edinburgh. School of Chemistry. https://doi.org/10.7488/ds/2364.
Data for: "Blister-Based-Laser-Induced-Forward-Transfer: A Non-Contact, Dry Laser-Based Transfer Method for Nanomaterials".
We show that blister-based-laser-induced forward transfer (BB-LIFT) can be used to cleanly
desorb and transfer nano- and micro-scale particles between substrates without exposing the
particles to the laser radiation or to any chemical treatment that could damage the intrinsic
electronic and optical properties of the materials. The technique uses laser pulses to induce
the rapid formation of a blister on a thin metal layer deposited on glass via ablation at the
metal/glass interface. Femtosecond laser pulses are advantageous for forming beams of
molecules or small nanoparticles with well-defined velocity and narrow angular distributions.
Both fs and ns laser pulses can be used to cleanly transfer larger nanoparticles including
relatively fragile monolayer 2D transition metal dichalcogenide crystals and for direct
transfer of nanoparticles from chemical vapour deposition (CVD) growth substrates, although
the mechanisms for inducing blister formation are different.
Data Set contains raw data pertaining to the measured velocity distributions, radial distributions and Raman spectra of the transferred nanomaterials.
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