Tuning the Optical Properties of Hyperbolic Metamaterials by Controlling the Volume Fraction of Metallic Nanorods
AbstractPorous films of anodic aluminum oxide are widely used as templates for the electrochemical preparation of functional nanocomposites containing ordered arrays of anisotropic nanostructures. In these structures, the volume fraction of the inclusion phase, which strongly determines the functional properties of the nanocomposite, is equal to the porosity of the initial template. For the range of systems, the most pronounced effects and the best functional properties are expected when the volume fraction of metal is less than 10%, whereas the porosity of anodic aluminum oxide typically exceeds this value. In the present work, the possibility of the application of anodic aluminum oxide for obtaining hyperbolic metamaterials in the form of nanocomposites with the metal volume fraction smaller than the template porosity is demonstrated for the first time. A decrease in the fraction of the pores accessible for electrodeposition is achieved by controlled blocking of the portion of pores during anodization when the template is formed. The effectiveness of the proposed approach has been shown in the example of obtaining nanocomposites containing Au nanorods arrays. The possibility for the control over the position of the resonance absorption band corresponding to the excitation of collective longitudinal oscillations of the electron gas in the nanorods in a wide range of wavelengths by controlled decreasing of the metal volume fraction, is shown. View Full-Text
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Leontiev, A.P.; Volkova, O.Y.; Kolmychek, I.A.; Venets, A.V.; Pomozov, A.R.; Stolyarov, V.S.; Murzina, T.V.; Napolskii, K.S. Tuning the Optical Properties of Hyperbolic Metamaterials by Controlling the Volume Fraction of Metallic Nanorods. Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 739.
Leontiev AP, Volkova OY, Kolmychek IA, Venets AV, Pomozov AR, Stolyarov VS, Murzina TV, Napolskii KS. Tuning the Optical Properties of Hyperbolic Metamaterials by Controlling the Volume Fraction of Metallic Nanorods. Nanomaterials. 2019; 9(5):739.Chicago/Turabian Style
Leontiev, Alexey P.; Volkova, Olga Y.; Kolmychek, Irina A.; Venets, Anastasia V.; Pomozov, Alexander R.; Stolyarov, Vasily S.; Murzina, Tatiana V.; Napolskii, Kirill S. 2019. "Tuning the Optical Properties of Hyperbolic Metamaterials by Controlling the Volume Fraction of Metallic Nanorods." Nanomaterials 9, no. 5: 739.
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