Multi-pulse laser-induced bubble formation and nanoparticle aggregation using MoS2 nanoparticles. Academic Article uri icon


  • Understanding of how particles and light interact in a liquid environment is vital for optical and biological applications. MoS2 has been shown to enhance nonlinear optical phenomena due to the presence of a direct excitonic resonance. Its use in biological applications is predicated on knowledge of how MoS2 interacts with ultrafast (<1ps) pulses. In this experiment, the interaction between two femtosecond pulses and MoS2 nanoparticles suspended in liquid is studied. We found that the laser pulses induce bubble formation on the surface of a nanoparticle and a nanoparticle aggregate then forms on the surface of the trapped bubble. The processes of formation of the bubble and the nanoparticle aggregation are intertwined.

published proceedings

  • Sci Rep

altmetric score

  • 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Ko, B., Lu, W., Sokolov, A. V., Lee, H., Scully, M. O., & Zhang, Z.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Ko, Brian||Lu, Weigang||Sokolov, Alexei V||Lee, Ho Wai Howard||Scully, Marlan O||Zhang, Zhenrong

publication date

  • September 2020