Plasmonic nanogels with robustly tunable optical properties

Tao Cong, Satvik N. Wani, Georo Zhou, Elia Baszczuk, Radhakrishna Sureshkumar

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8097
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
EventOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation VIII - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 21 2011Aug 25 2011

Other

OtherOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation VIII
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/21/118/25/11

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Keywords

  • Nanotechnology
  • Optofluidic
  • Photovoltaic
  • Plasmonics
  • Self-assembly
  • Solar energy
  • Surfactant micelle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Cong, T., Wani, S. N., Zhou, G., Baszczuk, E., & Sureshkumar, R. (2011). Plasmonic nanogels with robustly tunable optical properties. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 8097). [80970L] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.894070