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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2016, Article ID 9651637, 11 pages
Research Article

Synthesis and Properties of Platinum Nanoparticles by Pulsed Laser Ablation in Liquid

1Facultad de Ingeniería Mecánica y Eléctrica, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, 66455 San Nicolás de los Garza, NL, Mexico
2CIIDIT, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, 66600 Apodaca, NL, Mexico

Received 3 January 2016; Revised 11 March 2016; Accepted 31 March 2016

Academic Editor: Bhanu P. S. Chauhan

Copyright © 2016 Maria Isabel Mendivil Palma et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Platinum (Pt) nanoparticles were synthesized by pulsed laser ablation in liquid (PLAL) technique in different liquids (acetone, ethanol, and methanol). Ablation was performed using a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser with output energy of 230 mJ/pulse for 532 nm wavelength. Ablation time and laser energy fluence were varied for all the liquids. Effects of laser energy fluence, ablation time, and nature of the liquid were reported. The mean size, size distributions, shape, elemental composition, and optical properties of Pt nanoparticles synthesized by PLAL were examined by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and UV-Visible absorption spectroscopy.