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Researchers from Northwestern University Describe Findings in Nanotechnology (Using nanoscale and mesoscale anisotropy to engineer the optical...

August 15, 2014



Researchers from Northwestern University Describe Findings in Nanotechnology (Using nanoscale and mesoscale anisotropy to engineer the optical response of three-dimensional plasmonic metamaterials)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Current study results on Nanotechnology have been published. According to news reporting originating from Evanston, Illinois, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The a priori ability to design electromagnetic wave propagation is crucial for the development of novel metamaterials. Incorporating plasmonic building blocks is of particular interest due to their ability to confine visible light."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Northwestern University, "Here we explore the use of anisotropy in nanoscale and mesoscale plasmonic array architectures to produce noble metal-based metamaterials with unusual optical properties. We find that the combination of nanoscale and mesoscale anisotropy leads to rich opportunities for metamaterials throughout the visible and near-infrared. The low volume fraction (

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "These data provide design principles with which the electromagnetic behaviour of plasmonic metamaterials can be tailored using high aspect ratio nanostructures that are accessible via a variety of synthesis and assembly methods."

For more information on this research see: Using nanoscale and mesoscale anisotropy to engineer the optical response of three-dimensional plasmonic metamaterials. Nature Communications, 2014;5():34-44. Nature Communications can be contacted at: Nature Publishing Group, Macmillan Building, 4 Crinan St, London N1 9XW, England. (Nature Publishing Group - www.nature.com/; Nature Communications - www.nature.com/ncomms/)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M.B. Ross, Northwestern University, Int Inst Nanotechnol, Evanston, IL 60208, United States. Additional authors for this research include M.G. Blaber and G.C. Schatz (see also Nanotechnology).

Keywords for this news article include: Evanston, Illinois, Nanoscale, United States, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, North and Central America

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