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Keywords:

  • dendrites;
  • metamaterials;
  • negative refractive index materials;
  • optical dichroism;
  • silver

Abstract

Left-handed metamaterials (LHMs) composed of random dendritic cells demonstrate a multi-band resonance and negative refractive index. A nano-assembly approach is established to fabricate optical LHMs. Random nanostructures of silver dendritic cells are prepared and further fabricated into a sandwich-like structure with a dielectric medium. The dentritic nano-assembled configuration reveals a multi-band resonance and a high intensity of the pass-band at infrared frequencies, and can be facilely and cheaply prepared on a large-scale of effective area.