Fabrication of Surface Plasmon Resonators by Nanoskiving Single-Crystalline Gold Microplates
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Wiley, Benjamin J.
Lipomi, Darren J.
Whitesides, George M.
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CitationWiley, Benjamin J., Darren J. Lipomi, Jiming Bao, Federico Capasso, and George M. Whitesides. 2008. “Fabrication of Surface Plasmon Resonators by Nanoskiving Single-Crystalline Gold Microplates.” Nano Letters 8 (9): 3023–28. https://doi.org/10.1021/nl802252r.
AbstractThis paper demonstrates the sectioning of chemically synthesized, single-crystalline microplates of gold with an ultramicrotome (nanoskiving) to produce single-crystalline nanowires; these nanowires act as low-loss surface plasmon resonators. This method produces collinearly aligned nanostructures with small, regular changes in dimension with each consecutive cross-section: a single microplate thus can produce a number of "quasi-copies" (delicately modulated variations) of a nanowire. The diamond knife cuts cleanly through microplates 35 mu m in diameter and 100 nm thick without bending the resulting nanowire and cuts through the sharp edges of a crystal without deformation to generate nanoscale tips. This paper compares the influence of sharp tips and blunt tips on the resonator modes in these nanowires.
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