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Title: Hybrid plasmonic Au–TiN vertically aligned nanocomposites: a nanoscale platform towards tunable optical sensing

Abstract

Tunable plasmonic structure at the nanometer scale presents enormous opportunities for various photonic devices. In this work, we present a hybrid plasmonic thin film platform: i.e., a vertically aligned Au nanopillar array grown inside a TiN matrix with controllable Au pillar density. Compared to single phase plasmonic materials, the presented tunable hybrid nanostructures attain optical flexibility including gradual tuning and anisotropic behavior of the complex dielectric function, resonant peak shifting and change of surface plasmon resonances (SPRs) in the UV-visible range, all confirmed by numerical simulations. Lastly, the tailorable hybrid platform also demonstrates enhanced surface plasmon Raman response for Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and photoluminescence (PL) measurements, and presents great potentials as designable hybrid platforms for tunable optical-based chemical sensing applications.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [4]; ORCiD logo [1];  [5];  [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [1]; ORCiD logo [6]
  1. Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (United States). Dept. of Materials Engineering
  2. Rutgers Univ., Piscataway, NJ (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
  3. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  4. Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering
  5. Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering
  6. Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (United States). Dept. of Materials Engineering and Dept. of Electrical Engineering
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA); National Science Foundation (NSF)
OSTI Identifier:
1542142
Report Number(s):
SAND-2019-7288J
Journal ID: ISSN 2516-0230; NAADAI; 676846
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000; NA0003525
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nanoscale Advances
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 2516-0230
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

Citation Formats

Wang, Xuejing, Jian, Jie, Diaz-Amaya, Susana, Kumah, Cindy E., Lu, Ping, Huang, Jijie, Lim, Daw Gen, Pol, Vilas G., Youngblood, Jeffrey P., Boltasseva, Alexandra, Stanciu, Lia A., O'Carroll, Deirdre M., Zhang, Xinghang, and Wang, Haiyan. Hybrid plasmonic Au–TiN vertically aligned nanocomposites: a nanoscale platform towards tunable optical sensing. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1039/c8na00306h.
Wang, Xuejing, Jian, Jie, Diaz-Amaya, Susana, Kumah, Cindy E., Lu, Ping, Huang, Jijie, Lim, Daw Gen, Pol, Vilas G., Youngblood, Jeffrey P., Boltasseva, Alexandra, Stanciu, Lia A., O'Carroll, Deirdre M., Zhang, Xinghang, & Wang, Haiyan. Hybrid plasmonic Au–TiN vertically aligned nanocomposites: a nanoscale platform towards tunable optical sensing. United States. doi:10.1039/c8na00306h.
Wang, Xuejing, Jian, Jie, Diaz-Amaya, Susana, Kumah, Cindy E., Lu, Ping, Huang, Jijie, Lim, Daw Gen, Pol, Vilas G., Youngblood, Jeffrey P., Boltasseva, Alexandra, Stanciu, Lia A., O'Carroll, Deirdre M., Zhang, Xinghang, and Wang, Haiyan. Wed . "Hybrid plasmonic Au–TiN vertically aligned nanocomposites: a nanoscale platform towards tunable optical sensing". United States. doi:10.1039/c8na00306h. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1542142.
@article{osti_1542142,
title = {Hybrid plasmonic Au–TiN vertically aligned nanocomposites: a nanoscale platform towards tunable optical sensing},
author = {Wang, Xuejing and Jian, Jie and Diaz-Amaya, Susana and Kumah, Cindy E. and Lu, Ping and Huang, Jijie and Lim, Daw Gen and Pol, Vilas G. and Youngblood, Jeffrey P. and Boltasseva, Alexandra and Stanciu, Lia A. and O'Carroll, Deirdre M. and Zhang, Xinghang and Wang, Haiyan},
abstractNote = {Tunable plasmonic structure at the nanometer scale presents enormous opportunities for various photonic devices. In this work, we present a hybrid plasmonic thin film platform: i.e., a vertically aligned Au nanopillar array grown inside a TiN matrix with controllable Au pillar density. Compared to single phase plasmonic materials, the presented tunable hybrid nanostructures attain optical flexibility including gradual tuning and anisotropic behavior of the complex dielectric function, resonant peak shifting and change of surface plasmon resonances (SPRs) in the UV-visible range, all confirmed by numerical simulations. Lastly, the tailorable hybrid platform also demonstrates enhanced surface plasmon Raman response for Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and photoluminescence (PL) measurements, and presents great potentials as designable hybrid platforms for tunable optical-based chemical sensing applications.},
doi = {10.1039/c8na00306h},
journal = {Nanoscale Advances},
number = 3,
volume = 1,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {11}
}

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