By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Current study results on Materials Science have been published. According to news reporting originating from La Jolla, California, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Self-organized metal nanoparticles often possess assembly defects that can have a profound impact on the optical properties of the resulting nanoparticle assembly. Modeling these defects and evaluating their optical outcomes can provide a better understanding of how to design the assembly process and can evaluate the quality of the resulting materials."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of California, "Here, we use finite element methods to examine the fabrication of bowtie nanoantenna, a commonly sought-after plasmonic structure with resonances in the visible and near-infrared wavelengths, through the self-assembly of colloidal triangular Ag nanoprisms. We model perfect and defective antenna structures and examine the effects of commonly observed assembly defects such as imperfect nanoprism shapes, off-axis antenna structures, and trimer or tetramer formation. We also evaluate the ability to fabricate antenna structures that possess comparable structural parameters (e.g., thickness, gap distance) to top-down lithographic techniques. We find that structural defects in self-assembled bowties can shift the resonant wavelength of the antenna by as much as 200 nm."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Our models also indicate that self-assembled bowties possess high defect tolerances with respect to near-field enhancement, suggesting that they are viable structures for nanophotonic and nanoplasmonic applications."
For more information on this research see: Modeling the Optical Properties of Bowtie Antenna Generated By Self-Assembled Ag Triangular Nanoprisms. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2014;6(6):4134-4142. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/aamick)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting D.A. Rosen, University of California, NanoEngn Department, La Jolla, CA 92093, United States.
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