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Title: Dirac plasmons and beyond: the past, present, and future of plasmonics in 3D topological insulators

Abstract

Here, we review progress studying unique plasmonics in topological insulators (TIs). First, we describe exfoliation and deposition synthesis approaches. TI materials have substantially improved: it is now possible to grow samples with few trivial electrons and controllable doping. We then describe the theory behind the unique behavior of the coupled, 2D Dirac plasmons. While reviewing experimental efforts, we note that Dirac plasmons have been conclusively demonstrated in TIs and they show remarkable properties including long lifetimes, large mode indices, and huge modulation depths. Finally, we describe the opportunities that are present now that high-quality materials can be obtained, including spin and nanoparticle plasmons.

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 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
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Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1593353
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0017801; SC0016380
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
MRS Communications
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: 03; Journal ID: ISSN 2159-6859
Publisher:
Materials Research Society - Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

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Ginley, T., Wang, Y., Wang, Z., and Law, S. Dirac plasmons and beyond: the past, present, and future of plasmonics in 3D topological insulators. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1557/mrc.2018.173.
Ginley, T., Wang, Y., Wang, Z., & Law, S. Dirac plasmons and beyond: the past, present, and future of plasmonics in 3D topological insulators. United States. doi:10.1557/mrc.2018.173.
Ginley, T., Wang, Y., Wang, Z., and Law, S. Tue . "Dirac plasmons and beyond: the past, present, and future of plasmonics in 3D topological insulators". United States. doi:10.1557/mrc.2018.173. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1593353.
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title = {Dirac plasmons and beyond: the past, present, and future of plasmonics in 3D topological insulators},
author = {Ginley, T. and Wang, Y. and Wang, Z. and Law, S.},
abstractNote = {Here, we review progress studying unique plasmonics in topological insulators (TIs). First, we describe exfoliation and deposition synthesis approaches. TI materials have substantially improved: it is now possible to grow samples with few trivial electrons and controllable doping. We then describe the theory behind the unique behavior of the coupled, 2D Dirac plasmons. While reviewing experimental efforts, we note that Dirac plasmons have been conclusively demonstrated in TIs and they show remarkable properties including long lifetimes, large mode indices, and huge modulation depths. Finally, we describe the opportunities that are present now that high-quality materials can be obtained, including spin and nanoparticle plasmons.},
doi = {10.1557/mrc.2018.173},
journal = {MRS Communications},
number = 03,
volume = 8,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {8}
}

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