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Title: Single metal nanoparticle scattering interferometer

Abstract

An interferometer and a method for generating scattered light interference are provided. A beam splitter is provided by a single metal nanoparticle to split an incoming excitation light. Scattered light from the single metal nanoparticle and its mirror image shows interference in both spatial and spectral domains. A mirror modifies the spatial distribution of elastic light scattering of the single metal nanoparticle. A large spectral width of the scattered light enables a distance measurement without scanning the mirror.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
UChicago Argonne LLC, Chicago, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531536
Patent Number(s):
7251040
Application Number:
11/040,914
Assignee:
UChicago Argonne, LLC (Chicago, IL)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01B - MEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B82 - NANOTECHNOLOGY B82Y - SPECIFIC USES OR APPLICATIONS OF NANOSTRUCTURES
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2005-01-21
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Eah, Sang -Kee, Lin, Xiao -Min, and Wiederrecht, Gary. Single metal nanoparticle scattering interferometer. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Eah, Sang -Kee, Lin, Xiao -Min, & Wiederrecht, Gary. Single metal nanoparticle scattering interferometer. United States.
Eah, Sang -Kee, Lin, Xiao -Min, and Wiederrecht, Gary. Tue . "Single metal nanoparticle scattering interferometer". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531536.
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abstractNote = {An interferometer and a method for generating scattered light interference are provided. A beam splitter is provided by a single metal nanoparticle to split an incoming excitation light. Scattered light from the single metal nanoparticle and its mirror image shows interference in both spatial and spectral domains. A mirror modifies the spatial distribution of elastic light scattering of the single metal nanoparticle. A large spectral width of the scattered light enables a distance measurement without scanning the mirror.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2007},
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