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MatSE Special Seminar

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Department of Materials Science and Engineering
280 Materials Research Laboratory
Feb 7, 2013   2:00 pm  
Jonathan Fan, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois
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"Self-assembled plasmonics" - The self-assembly of colloids is an alternative to top-down processing that enables the fabrication of nanostructures. I will show that self-assembled clusters of metal-dielectric spheres are the basis for nanophotonic structures. By tailoring the number and position of spheres in close-packed clusters, plasmon modes exhibiting strong magnetic and Fano-like resonances emerge. The use of identical spheres simplifies cluster assembly and facilitates the fabrication of highly symmetric structures. These types of chemically synthesized nanoparticle clusters can be generalized to other two- and three-dimensional structures and can serve as building blocks for new metamaterials.

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