Manipulating the optical properties of individual and arrays of gold nanopyramids

Jeunghoon Lee, Joel Henzie, Teri W Odom

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This chapter describes the fabrication and optical characterization of a new type of metal nanoparticle: gold nanopyramids. Individual pyramids exhibit orientation-dependent scattering under unpolarized white light, which can be used to determine their relative orientation on a substrate without direct imaging tools. Arrays of gold pyramids encapsulated within a polymer film exhibit polarization and wavevector-dependent optical properties that match well with calculations. The scattering peaks observed at visible wavelengths can be assigned to multi-polar surface plasmon resonances, which originate from the large size and anisotropic shape of the pyramids. Unique prospects of these three-dimensional metal particles will also be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanostructures in Electronics and Photonics
PublisherPan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd.
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9789814241120
ISBN (Print)9789814241106
Publication statusPublished - Apr 19 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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Lee, J., Henzie, J., & Odom, T. W. (2016). Manipulating the optical properties of individual and arrays of gold nanopyramids. In Nanostructures in Electronics and Photonics (pp. 193-208). Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd..