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Title: Self-Assembled Ag–TiN Hybrid Plasmonic Metamaterial: Tailorable Tilted Nanopillar and Optical Properties

Abstract

Key challenges limiting the adoption of metallic plasmonic nanostructures for practical devices include structural stability and the ease of large-scale fabrication. Overcoming these issues may require novel metamaterial fabrication with potentials for improved durability under extreme conditions. Here, in this paper, a self-assembled growth of a hybrid plasmonic metamaterial in thin-film form is reported, with epitaxial Ag nanopillars embedded in TiN, a mechanically strong and chemically inert matrix. One of the key achievements lies in the successful control of the tilt angle of the Ag nanopillars (from 0° to 50°), which is attributed to the interplay between the growth kinetics and thermodynamics during deposition. Such an anisotropic nature offered by the tilted Ag nanopillars in TiN matrix is crucial for achieving broadband, asymmetric optical selectivity. Optical spectra coupled with numerical simulations demonstrate strong plasmonic resonance, as well as angular selectivity in a broad UV–vis to near-infrared regime. The nanostructured metamaterials in this work, which consist of highly conductive metallic nanopillars in a durable nitride matrix, have the potential to serve as a novel hybrid material platform for highly tailorable nanoscale metamaterial designs, suitable for high temperature optical applications.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [3];  [1];  [1];  [4];  [4];  [2];  [1]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [5]
  1. Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (United States). Dept. of Materials Engineering
  2. Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (United States). Birck Nanotechnology Center
  3. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States). Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) and Matrials Physics and Applications Division
  4. J.A. Woollam Co. Inc., Lincoln, NE (United States)
  5. Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (United States). Dept. of Materials Engineering and Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); National Science Foundation (NSF); US Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research (ONR); USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1597360
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-19-29818
Journal ID: ISSN 2195-1071
Grant/Contract Number:  
89233218CNA000001; DMR-1565822; DMR-1809520; N000014-15-1-2833
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advanced Optical Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 2195-1071
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; energy sciences; material science; angular selectivity; hybrid plasmonics; optical anisotropy; thermal stability; tilted Ag nanopillars

Citation Formats

Wang, Xuejing, Jian, Jie, Zhou, Zhiguang, Fan, Cuncai, Dai, Yaomin, Li, Leigang, Huang, Jijie, Sun, Jianing, Donohue, Andrea, Bermel, Peter, Zhang, Xinghang, Chen, Hou‐Tong, and Wang, Haiyan. Self-Assembled Ag–TiN Hybrid Plasmonic Metamaterial: Tailorable Tilted Nanopillar and Optical Properties. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1002/adom.201801180.
Wang, Xuejing, Jian, Jie, Zhou, Zhiguang, Fan, Cuncai, Dai, Yaomin, Li, Leigang, Huang, Jijie, Sun, Jianing, Donohue, Andrea, Bermel, Peter, Zhang, Xinghang, Chen, Hou‐Tong, & Wang, Haiyan. Self-Assembled Ag–TiN Hybrid Plasmonic Metamaterial: Tailorable Tilted Nanopillar and Optical Properties. United States. doi:10.1002/adom.201801180.
Wang, Xuejing, Jian, Jie, Zhou, Zhiguang, Fan, Cuncai, Dai, Yaomin, Li, Leigang, Huang, Jijie, Sun, Jianing, Donohue, Andrea, Bermel, Peter, Zhang, Xinghang, Chen, Hou‐Tong, and Wang, Haiyan. Mon . "Self-Assembled Ag–TiN Hybrid Plasmonic Metamaterial: Tailorable Tilted Nanopillar and Optical Properties". United States. doi:10.1002/adom.201801180. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1597360.
@article{osti_1597360,
title = {Self-Assembled Ag–TiN Hybrid Plasmonic Metamaterial: Tailorable Tilted Nanopillar and Optical Properties},
author = {Wang, Xuejing and Jian, Jie and Zhou, Zhiguang and Fan, Cuncai and Dai, Yaomin and Li, Leigang and Huang, Jijie and Sun, Jianing and Donohue, Andrea and Bermel, Peter and Zhang, Xinghang and Chen, Hou‐Tong and Wang, Haiyan},
abstractNote = {Key challenges limiting the adoption of metallic plasmonic nanostructures for practical devices include structural stability and the ease of large-scale fabrication. Overcoming these issues may require novel metamaterial fabrication with potentials for improved durability under extreme conditions. Here, in this paper, a self-assembled growth of a hybrid plasmonic metamaterial in thin-film form is reported, with epitaxial Ag nanopillars embedded in TiN, a mechanically strong and chemically inert matrix. One of the key achievements lies in the successful control of the tilt angle of the Ag nanopillars (from 0° to 50°), which is attributed to the interplay between the growth kinetics and thermodynamics during deposition. Such an anisotropic nature offered by the tilted Ag nanopillars in TiN matrix is crucial for achieving broadband, asymmetric optical selectivity. Optical spectra coupled with numerical simulations demonstrate strong plasmonic resonance, as well as angular selectivity in a broad UV–vis to near-infrared regime. The nanostructured metamaterials in this work, which consist of highly conductive metallic nanopillars in a durable nitride matrix, have the potential to serve as a novel hybrid material platform for highly tailorable nanoscale metamaterial designs, suitable for high temperature optical applications.},
doi = {10.1002/adom.201801180},
journal = {Advanced Optical Materials},
issn = {2195-1071},
number = 3,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {12}
}

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