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Title: Tuning infrared plasmon resonances in doped metal-oxide nanocrystals through cation-exchange reactions

Abstract

Metal-oxide nanocrystals doped with aliovalent atoms can exhibit tunable infrared localized surface plasmon resonances (LSPRs). Yet, the range of dopant types and concentrations remains limited for many metal-oxide hosts, largely because of the difficulty in establishing reaction kinetics that favors dopant incorporation by using the co-thermolysis method. Here we develop cation-exchange reactions to introduce p-type dopants (Cu +, Ag +, etc.) into n-type metal-oxide nanocrystals, producing programmable LSPR redshifts due to dopant compensation. We further demonstrate that enhanced n-type doping can be realized via sequential cation-exchange reactions mediated by the Cu + ions. Cation-exchange transformations add a new dimension to the design of plasmonic nanocrystals, allowing preformed nanocrystals to be used as templates to create compositionally diverse nanocrystals with well-defined LSPR characteristics. The ability to tailor the doping profile postsynthetically opens the door to a multitude of opportunities to deepen our understanding of the relationship between local structure and LSPR properties.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6]; ORCiD logo [7];  [8];  [2]
  1. Soochow Univ., Jiangsu (China); Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States)
  2. Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States)
  3. Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Xi'an Jiaotong Univ., Shanxi Province (China)
  4. Xi'an Jiaotong Univ., Shanxi Province (China); Nankai Univ., Tianjin (China)
  5. Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb, IL (United States)
  6. Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb, IL (United States); Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Lemont, IL (United States)
  7. Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  8. Soochow Univ., Jiangsu (China)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1507103
Report Number(s):
BNL-211551-2019-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 2041-1723
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature Communications
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 10; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2041-1723
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; localized surface plasmon resonances (LSPRs); plasmonic; Nannoparticles

Citation Formats

Liu, Zeke, Zhong, Yaxu, Shafei, Ibrahim, Borman, Ryan, Jeong, Soojin, Chen, Jun, Losovyj, Yaroslav, Gao, Xinfeng, Li, Na, Du, Yaping, Sarnello, Erik, Li, Tao, Su, Dong, Ma, Wanli, and Ye, Xingchen. Tuning infrared plasmon resonances in doped metal-oxide nanocrystals through cation-exchange reactions. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-09165-2.
Liu, Zeke, Zhong, Yaxu, Shafei, Ibrahim, Borman, Ryan, Jeong, Soojin, Chen, Jun, Losovyj, Yaroslav, Gao, Xinfeng, Li, Na, Du, Yaping, Sarnello, Erik, Li, Tao, Su, Dong, Ma, Wanli, & Ye, Xingchen. Tuning infrared plasmon resonances in doped metal-oxide nanocrystals through cation-exchange reactions. United States. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-09165-2.
Liu, Zeke, Zhong, Yaxu, Shafei, Ibrahim, Borman, Ryan, Jeong, Soojin, Chen, Jun, Losovyj, Yaroslav, Gao, Xinfeng, Li, Na, Du, Yaping, Sarnello, Erik, Li, Tao, Su, Dong, Ma, Wanli, and Ye, Xingchen. Wed . "Tuning infrared plasmon resonances in doped metal-oxide nanocrystals through cation-exchange reactions". United States. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-09165-2. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1507103.
@article{osti_1507103,
title = {Tuning infrared plasmon resonances in doped metal-oxide nanocrystals through cation-exchange reactions},
author = {Liu, Zeke and Zhong, Yaxu and Shafei, Ibrahim and Borman, Ryan and Jeong, Soojin and Chen, Jun and Losovyj, Yaroslav and Gao, Xinfeng and Li, Na and Du, Yaping and Sarnello, Erik and Li, Tao and Su, Dong and Ma, Wanli and Ye, Xingchen},
abstractNote = {Metal-oxide nanocrystals doped with aliovalent atoms can exhibit tunable infrared localized surface plasmon resonances (LSPRs). Yet, the range of dopant types and concentrations remains limited for many metal-oxide hosts, largely because of the difficulty in establishing reaction kinetics that favors dopant incorporation by using the co-thermolysis method. Here we develop cation-exchange reactions to introduce p-type dopants (Cu+, Ag+, etc.) into n-type metal-oxide nanocrystals, producing programmable LSPR redshifts due to dopant compensation. We further demonstrate that enhanced n-type doping can be realized via sequential cation-exchange reactions mediated by the Cu+ ions. Cation-exchange transformations add a new dimension to the design of plasmonic nanocrystals, allowing preformed nanocrystals to be used as templates to create compositionally diverse nanocrystals with well-defined LSPR characteristics. The ability to tailor the doping profile postsynthetically opens the door to a multitude of opportunities to deepen our understanding of the relationship between local structure and LSPR properties.},
doi = {10.1038/s41467-019-09165-2},
journal = {Nature Communications},
number = 1,
volume = 10,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {3}
}

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