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Quantifying figures of merit for localized surface plasmon resonance applications: a materials survey

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Title: Quantifying figures of merit for localized surface plasmon resonance applications: a materials survey
Authors: Doiron, B
Mota, M
Wells, MP
Bower, R
Mihai, A
Li, Y
Cohen, LF
Alford, NM
Petrov, PK
Oulton, RF
Maier, SA
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Using localized surface plasmon resonances (LSPR) to focus electromagnetic radiation to the nanoscale shows the promise of unprecedented capabilities in optoelectronic devices, medical treatments and nanoscale chemistry, due to a strong enhancement of light-matter interactions. As we continue to explore novel applications, we require a systematic quantitative method to compare suitability across different geometries and a growing library of materials. In this work, we propose application-specific figures of merit constructed from fundamental electronic and optical properties of each material. We compare 17 materials from four material classes (noble metals, refractory metals, transition metal nitrides, and conductive oxides) considering eight topical LSPR applications. Our figures of merit go beyond purely electromagnetic effects and account for the materials’ thermal properties, interactions with adjacent materials, and realistic illumination conditions. For each application we compare, for simplicity, an optimized spherical antenna geometry and benchmark our proposed choice against the state-of-the-art from the literature. Our propositions suggest the most suitable plasmonic materials for key technology applications and can act as a starting point for those working directly on the design, fabrication, and testing of such devices.
Issue Date: 20-Feb-2019
Date of Acceptance: 18-Jan-2019
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/67923
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsphotonics.8b01369
ISSN: 2330-4022
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Start Page: 240
End Page: 259
Journal / Book Title: ACS Photonics
Volume: 6
Issue: 2
Copyright Statement: © 2019 American Chemical Society
Sponsor/Funder: The Leverhulme Trust
Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (E
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Funder's Grant Number: F/07 058/BK
EP/M013812/1
EP/M013812/1
Keywords: Science & Technology
Technology
Physical Sciences
Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Optics
Physics, Applied
Physics, Condensed Matter
Science & Technology - Other Topics
Materials Science
Physics
plasmonics
Mie theory
material characterization
hot electron devices
photothermal applications
THERMIONIC WORK-FUNCTIONS
SOLAR-CELLS
PHOTOTHERMAL THERAPY
THIN-FILMS
METAL NANOSTRUCTURES
OPTICAL-PROPERTIES
PERFECT ABSORBER
WAVE-GUIDE
LIGHT
NANOPARTICLES
Publication Status: Published
Embargo Date: 2020-01-18
Open Access location: http://10.0.3.253/acsphotonics.8b01369
Online Publication Date: 2019-01-18
Appears in Collections:Materials
Physics
Experimental Solid State
Faculty of Natural Sciences



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