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Crystals 2017, 7(1), 14;

Photo-Thermal Effects in 1D Gratings of Gold Nanoparticles

Dipartimento di Fisica, Università della Calabria, Ponte Pietro Bucci Cubo 31/C, 87036 Rende (CS), Italy
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Nanotecnologia, Nanotec, SS di Cosenza, Ponte Pietro Bucci Cubo 31/C, 87036 Rende (CS), Italy
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Academic Editor: Johan Wouters
Received: 14 December 2016 / Revised: 3 January 2017 / Accepted: 4 January 2017 / Published: 6 January 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Thermo- and Photochromic Molecular Crystals)
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This work investigates the heat delivered by a mono-layer 1D grating of gold nanoparticles (GNPs) created by photo-reduction through two-photon direct laser writing (2P-DLW) in a poly-vinyl alcohol (PVA) matrix doped with HAuCl4, under resonant laser radiation. We drop cast a film of a PVA + HAuCl4 mixture onto a glass substrate, in which we create gratings of 1 mm2 made by stripes of GNPs characterized by high polydispersivity. We demonstrate that, by controlling the pitch of the GNP stripes, we obtain different values of the photo-induced temperature variations. In the framework of thermo-plasmonics, the experimental investigation of the heat generation from a monolayer of gold nanoparticles represents a key element as a starting point to design thermo-smart platforms for sensing, solar energy harvesting and thermo-catalysis. View Full-Text
Keywords: thermo-plasmonics; gold nanoparticles; heat thermo-plasmonics; gold nanoparticles; heat

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Palermo, G.; Ritacco, T.; Aceti, D.M.; Pezzi, L.; Giocondo, M.; De Luca, A. Photo-Thermal Effects in 1D Gratings of Gold Nanoparticles. Crystals 2017, 7, 14.

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