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Keywords:

  • soft matter;
  • nanomaterials;
  • photonics;
  • plasmonics;
  • liquid crystals;
  • optics
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Gold nanorods embedded in a cholesteric liquid crystal (CLC) enable control of both the “selective reflection” of the CLC and the “plasmonic resonance” of near infrared radiation, thus allowing realization of a bridging between photonics and plasmonics in these materials. These results open up the detection of nanoscale temperature variations, with possible future application in nanomedicine.