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Ultraviolet Extinction and Visible Transparency by Ivy Nanoparticles

Li, Quanshui and Xia, Lijin and Zhang, Zhili and Zhang, Mingjun (2010) Ultraviolet Extinction and Visible Transparency by Ivy Nanoparticles. Nanoscale Research Letters, 5 (9). pp. 1487-1491.



Though much research has been conducted for nanoparticles, naturally occurring nanoparticles have not yet been well explored for their diverse properties and potential applications. This paper reports the optical absorption and scattering properties of nanoparticles secreted by English ivy. Both experimental and theoretical studies have been conducted. Strong ultraviolet extinction and excellent visible transparency are observed, compared to the inorganic TiO2 and ZnO nanoparticles at similar concentrations. The contributions of absorption and scattering to the total extinction are quantified by simulation of the Mie scattering theory.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ivy nanoparticle, Optical absorption, Light scattering
Subjects:Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Physical Science > Photonics
ID Code:9533
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:21 Oct 2010 09:19
Last Modified:21 Oct 2010 09:19

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