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Title: Self-assembled photonic-plasmonic nanotweezers for directed self-assembly of hybrid nanostructures

We demonstrate a technique for assembling photonic-plasmonic nanotweezers by optically driving the adsorption of multi-walled carbon nanotubes onto a silicon waveguide. The nanotweezers are then used to trap and release individual polystyrene beads. Additionally, we demonstrate the ability to localize the deposition of metallic nanoparticles to the intersection points between multiple carbon nanotubes with the goal of forming more complex hybrid nanostructures.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. School of Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 (United States)
  2. Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22280523
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 104; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; ADSORPTION; CARBON NANOTUBES; DEPOSITION; PLASMONS; POLYSTYRENE; SILICON; TRAPS; WAVEGUIDES