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Plasmonic metal nitrides and carbides for sustainable energy and photocatalysis (Conference Presentation)

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Plasmonic materials such as conventional metals, semimetals (transition metal nitrides and carbides), highly doped semiconductors, 2D and quasi-2D materials are playing an increasingly important role in emerging technologies for sustainable energy and photocatalysis. For example, enhanced hot electrons generation in transition metal nitride nanoparticles compared to conventional materials such as gold enables more efficient light-to-electricity conversion. Ultra-broadband light absorbers with titanium nitride nanoparticles and quasi-two-dimensional transition metal nitride and carbides (MXenes) that can be obtained through fast, large-scale and environmentally-friendly processes pave the way to sustainable and scalable technologies addressing the global needs for energy and water.

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Date Published: 9 September 2019
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Proc. SPIE 11080, Metamaterials, Metadevices, and Metasystems 2019, 110801E (9 September 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2528290
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Alexandra Boltasseva, Purdue Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11080:
Metamaterials, Metadevices, and Metasystems 2019
Nader Engheta; Mikhail A. Noginov; Nikolay I. Zheludev, Editor(s)

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