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Journal of Nanophotonics • Open Access

Toward optical sensing of metal nanoparticles using chiral sculptured thin films
Author(s): Akhlesh Lakhtakia

Paper Abstract

A nominal model wherein the nanowires of a chiral sculptured thin film (STF) are considered as strings of slender ellipsoids indicates that the circular Bragg phenomenon evinced by chiral STFs can be exploited to optically sense metal nanoparticles.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 2007
PDF: 6 pages
J. Nanophoton. 1(1) 019502 doi: 10.1117/1.2753364
Published in: Journal of Nanophotonics Volume 1, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Akhlesh Lakhtakia, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)


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