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Plasmonic nanogels with robustly tunable optical properties
Author(s): Tao Cong; Satvik N. Wani; Georo Zhou; Elia Baszczuk; Radhakrishna Sureshkumar
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Paper Abstract

Low viscosity fluids with tunable optical properties can be processed to manufacture thin film and interfaces for molecular detection, light trapping in photovoltaics and reconfigurable optofluidic devices. In this work, self-assembly in wormlike micelle solutions is used to uniformly distribute various metallic nanoparticles to produce stable suspensions with localized, multiple wavelength or broad-band optical properties. Their spectral response can be robustly modified by varying the species, concentration, size and/or shape of the nanoparticles. Structure, rheology and optical properties of these plasmonic nanogels as well as their potential applications to efficient photovoltaics design are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8097, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation VIII, 80970L (9 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.894070
Show Author Affiliations
Tao Cong, Syracuse Univ. (United States)
Satvik N. Wani, Syracuse Univ. (United States)
Georo Zhou, Syracuse Univ. (United States)
Elia Baszczuk, Syracuse Univ. (United States)
Radhakrishna Sureshkumar, Syracuse Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8097:
Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation VIII
Kishan Dholakia; Gabriel C. Spalding, Editor(s)

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