Materials 2012, 5(2), 239-247; doi:10.3390/ma5020239

Aligned Layers of Silver Nano-Fibers

1 Department of Electrical Engineering, City College of the City University of New York, New York, NY 10031, USA 2 Department of Physics & Physical Science, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, NE 68847, USA
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Received: 5 January 2012; in revised form: 23 January 2012 / Accepted: 28 January 2012 / Published: 1 February 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Photonic Materials and Applications)
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Abstract: We describe a new dichroic polarizers made by ordering silver nano-fibers to aligned layers. The aligned layers consist of nano-fibers and self-assembled molecular aggregates of lyotropic liquid crystals. Unidirectional alignment of the layers is achieved by means of mechanical shearing. Aligned layers of silver nano-fibers are partially transparent to a linearly polarized electromagnetic radiation. The unidirectional alignment and density of the silver nano-fibers determine degree of polarization of transmitted light. The aligned layers of silver nano-fibers might be used in optics, microwave applications, and organic electronics.
Keywords: metal nano-fibers; lyotropic liquid crystals; aligned layers; dichroic polarizers; dichroic ratio; degree of polarization

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Golovin, A.B.; Stromer, J.; Kreminska, L. Aligned Layers of Silver Nano-Fibers. Materials 2012, 5, 239-247.

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Golovin AB, Stromer J, Kreminska L. Aligned Layers of Silver Nano-Fibers. Materials. 2012; 5(2):239-247.

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Golovin, Andrii B.; Stromer, Jeremy; Kreminska, Liubov. 2012. "Aligned Layers of Silver Nano-Fibers." Materials 5, no. 2: 239-247.

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