Plasmonic nanogels with robustly tunable optical properties

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

Research output: Chapter in Book/Entry/PoemConference contribution

3 Scopus citations


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 publicationOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation VIII
StatePublished - 2011
EventOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation VIII - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 21 2011Aug 25 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation VIII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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