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Title: Aluminum plasmonic metamaterials for structural color printing

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:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [1]
  1. Missouri Univ. of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO (United States)
  2. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357; NSF CBET-1402743
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Optics Express
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 23; Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 1094-4087
Publisher:
Optical Society of America (OSA)
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; subwavelength structures; surface plasmons; metamaterials; color
OSTI Identifier:
1222274
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1215670