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Optical Properties and Plasmonic Performance of Titanium Nitride

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Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki GR-54124, Greece
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School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham NG11 8NS, UK
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Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina, Ioannina GR-45110, Greece
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Academic Editor: Gururaj Naik
Materials 2015, 8(6), 3128-3154; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma8063128
Received: 24 April 2015 / Revised: 19 May 2015 / Accepted: 25 May 2015 / Published: 29 May 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plasmonic Materials)
Titanium nitride (TiN) is one of the most well-established engineering materials nowadays. TiN can overcome most of the drawbacks of palsmonic metals due to its high electron conductivity and mobility, high melting point and due to the compatibility of its growth with Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) technology. In this work, we review the dielectric function spectra of TiN and we evaluate the plasmonic performance of TiN by calculating (i) the Surface Plasmon Polariton (SPP) dispersion relations and (ii) the Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance (LSPR) band of TiN nanoparticles, and we demonstrate a significant plasmonic performance of TiN. View Full-Text
Keywords: titanium nitride; optical properties; ellipsometry; plasmonics; polaritonics titanium nitride; optical properties; ellipsometry; plasmonics; polaritonics
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Patsalas, P.; Kalfagiannis, N.; Kassavetis, S. Optical Properties and Plasmonic Performance of Titanium Nitride. Materials 2015, 8, 3128-3154.

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