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Title: Aluminum plasmonic metamaterials for structural color printing

Abstract

We report a structural color printing platform based on aluminum plasmonic metamaterials supporting near perfect light absorption and narrow-band spectral response tunable across the visible spectrum to realize high-resolution, angle-insensitive color printing with high color purity and saturation. Additionally, the fabricated metamaterials can be protected by a transparent polymer thin layer for ambient use with further improved color performance. The demonstrated structural color printing with aluminum plasmonic metamaterials offers great potential for relevant applications such as security marking and information storage.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
National Science Foundation (NSF); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1392513
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Optics Express; Journal Volume: 23; Journal Issue: 11
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Cheng, Fei, Gao, Jie, Stan, Liliana, Rosenmann, Daniel, Czaplewski, David, and Yang, Xiaodong. Aluminum plasmonic metamaterials for structural color printing. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1364/OE.23.014552.
Cheng, Fei, Gao, Jie, Stan, Liliana, Rosenmann, Daniel, Czaplewski, David, & Yang, Xiaodong. Aluminum plasmonic metamaterials for structural color printing. United States. doi:10.1364/OE.23.014552.
Cheng, Fei, Gao, Jie, Stan, Liliana, Rosenmann, Daniel, Czaplewski, David, and Yang, Xiaodong. Thu . "Aluminum plasmonic metamaterials for structural color printing". United States. doi:10.1364/OE.23.014552.
@article{osti_1392513,
title = {Aluminum plasmonic metamaterials for structural color printing},
author = {Cheng, Fei and Gao, Jie and Stan, Liliana and Rosenmann, Daniel and Czaplewski, David and Yang, Xiaodong},
abstractNote = {We report a structural color printing platform based on aluminum plasmonic metamaterials supporting near perfect light absorption and narrow-band spectral response tunable across the visible spectrum to realize high-resolution, angle-insensitive color printing with high color purity and saturation. Additionally, the fabricated metamaterials can be protected by a transparent polymer thin layer for ambient use with further improved color performance. The demonstrated structural color printing with aluminum plasmonic metamaterials offers great potential for relevant applications such as security marking and information storage.},
doi = {10.1364/OE.23.014552},
journal = {Optics Express},
number = 11,
volume = 23,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2015},
month = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2015}
}