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Molecular spacers in nanocube patch antennas: a platform for embedded molecular electronics
Author(s): Clément A. Reynaud; David Duché; Vikas Jangid; Chrystelle Lebouin; Damien Brunel; Frédéric Dumur; Didier Gigmes; Florent Pourcin; Olivier Margeat; Jörg Ackermann; Gérard Berginc; Jean-Jacques Simon; Ludovic Escoubas
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Paper Abstract

Nanocubes-based patch antennas have been proven to be an interesting alternative to build nanocavities on larger areas and at lower cost than with classical clean room techniques. These nanocavities can support gap plasmons that make such devices suitable for light absorbing applications, both narrow or broadband depending on the size dispersion of the colloidal nanocubes that are used. Recently, a fabrication approach has been proposed that relies on an alkyldithiol self-assembled monolayer as a cavity spacer instead of the dielectric coating that is usually being used. Through this process it has been demonstrated both an enhanced reproducibility of the cavity resonance and a thinning of the cavity below the usual 3 nm limit. These caracteristics make such structures good candidates for nonlocality study because of the high electric field confinement that arises in very narrow gaps. This self assembled monolayer spacer is also an opportunity for incorporating electronic properties within the nanogap. In this perspective, the present work proposes both a synthesis and a two steps self-assembly of a clicked molecular rectifier monolayer to be embedded into nanopatch cavities. This way, this monolayer will act both as a mechanical spacer and a molecular diode, thus combining photonic and electronic properties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 2019
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10927, Photonic and Phononic Properties of Engineered Nanostructures IX, 109271N (4 March 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2508424
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Clément A. Reynaud, Aix Marseille Univ., CNRS, Univ. de Toulon (France)
David Duché, Aix Marseille Univ., CNRS, Univ. de Toulon (France)
Vikas Jangid, Aix Marseille Univ., CNRS, Electrochemistry of Materials Research Group, MADIREL (France)
Chrystelle Lebouin, Aix Marseille Univ., CNRS, Electrochemistry of Materials Research Group, MADIREL (France)
Damien Brunel, Aix-Marseille Univ., CNRS (France)
Frédéric Dumur, Aix-Marseille Univ., CNRS (France)
Didier Gigmes, Aix-Marseille Univ., CNRS (France)
Florent Pourcin, Aix Marseille Univ., CNRS, CINaM (France)
Olivier Margeat, Aix Marseille Univ., CNRS, CINaM (France)
Jörg Ackermann, Aix Marseille Univ., CNRS, CINaM (France)
Gérard Berginc, Thales Optronics (France)
Jean-Jacques Simon, Aix Marseille Univ., CNRS, Univ. de Toulon (France)
Ludovic Escoubas, Aix Marseille Univ., CNRS, Univ. de Toulon (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10927:
Photonic and Phononic Properties of Engineered Nanostructures IX
Ali Adibi; Shawn-Yu Lin; Axel Scherer, Editor(s)

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