28 November 2011 Switchable polarization-sensitive surface plasmon resonance of highly stable gold nanorods liquid crystals composites
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Proceedings Volume 8308, Optoelectronic Materials and Devices VI; 830810 (2011) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.905435
Event: SPIE/OSA/IEEE Asia Communications and Photonics, 2011, Shanghai, China
Abstract
In this work, we demonstrate the bulk self-alignment of gold nanorods (GNRs) dispersed in lyotropic nematic liquid crystals (LCs) with high optical absorption coefficient at the surface plasmon resonant wavelength. The polymer-coated GNRs which show spontaneous long-range orientational ordering along the director of LC host exhibit long-term stability as well as high concentration. External magnetic field and shearing allow for alignment and realignment of the orientation of gold nanorods by changing the director of the liquid crystal matrix. This results in a switchable polarization-sensitive surface plasmon resonance exhibiting stark differences from that of the same nanorods in isotropic fluids. The devise-scale bulk nanoparticle alignment may enable optical metamaterial mass production and control of surface plasmon resonance of nanoparticles.
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Qingkun Liu, Qingkun Liu, Jun Qian, Jun Qian, Fuhong Cai, Fuhong Cai, Ivan I. Smalyukh, Ivan I. Smalyukh, Sailing He, Sailing He, } "Switchable polarization-sensitive surface plasmon resonance of highly stable gold nanorods liquid crystals composites", Proc. SPIE 8308, Optoelectronic Materials and Devices VI, 830810 (28 November 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.905435; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.905435
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