Optical properties of fractal nanocomposites

V. A. Markel, E. B. Stechel, W. Kim, R. Armstrong, Vladimir Shalaev

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Composite materials constitute of tens-of-nanometer-sized particles possess fascinating electromagnetic properties. With the miniaturization of electronic components, these materials will become more important in various applications. In these composites, fractal structures are very prevalent. The present discussion emphasises that optical processes in nanostructured fractal composites are strongly enhanced. These enhancements occur as a result of the localization of dipolar eigenmodes in subwave-length areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-422
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1995
EventProceedings of the 1994 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 28 1994Nov 30 1994


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Markel, V. A., Stechel, E. B., Kim, W., Armstrong, R., & Shalaev, V. (1995). Optical properties of fractal nanocomposites. Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings, 367, 417-422.