Plasmonic Materials: A Plethora of Plasmonics from the Laboratory for Nanophotonics at Rice University (Adv. Mater. 36/2012)

Authors

  • Naomi J. Halas,

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    1. Laboratory for Nanophotonics, Rice University, Houston TX 77005, USA
    2. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University, Houston TX 77005, USA
    3. Department of Chemistry, Rice University, Houston TX 77005, USA
    4. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University, Houston TX 77005, USA
    5. Laboratory for Nanophotonics, Rice University, Houston TX 77005, USA
    • Laboratory for Nanophotonics, Rice University, Houston TX 77005, USA.
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  • Surbhi Lal,

    1. Laboratory for Nanophotonics, Rice University, Houston TX 77005, USA
    2. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University, Houston TX 77005, USA
    3. Laboratory for Nanophotonics, Rice University, Houston TX 77005, USA
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  • Stephan Link,

    1. Laboratory for Nanophotonics, Rice University, Houston TX 77005, USA
    2. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University, Houston TX 77005, USA
    3. Department of Chemistry, Rice University, Houston TX 77005, USA
    4. Laboratory for Nanophotonics, Rice University, Houston TX 77005, USA
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  • Wei-Shun Chang,

    1. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University, Houston TX 77005, USA
    2. Laboratory for Nanophotonics, Rice University, Houston TX 77005, USA
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  • Douglas Natelson,

    1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University, Houston TX 77005, USA
    2. Laboratory for Nanophotonics, Rice University, Houston TX 77005, USA
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  • Jason H. Hafner,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Rice University, Houston TX 77005, USA
    2. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University, Houston TX 77005, USA
    3. Laboratory for Nanophotonics, Rice University, Houston TX 77005, USA
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  • Peter Nordlander

    1. Laboratory for Nanophotonics, Rice University, Houston TX 77005, USA
    2. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University, Houston TX 77005, USA
    3. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University, Houston TX 77005, USA
    4. Laboratory for Nanophotonics, Rice University, Houston TX 77005, USA
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Abstract

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Plasmonic materials have properties that arise from their hybridized plasmons, a rigorous analogy with the molecular orbitals of quantum systems – a principle discovered at the Laboratory for Nanophotonics at Rice. The ensuing creation of plasmonic-nanostructure based media by a variety of synthesis and fabrication methods is resulting in a proliferation of new plasmonic materials and effects identified through both discovery and design. Further details can be found on p. 4842 in a review by Naomi Halas and co-workers.

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