Nano-Localized Heating Source for Photonics and Plasmonics (pages 899–904)
Luciano De Sio, Tiziana Placido, Svetlana Serak, Roberto Comparelli, Michela Tamborra, Nelson Tabiryan, M. Lucia Curri, Roberto Bartolino, Cesare Umeton and Timothy Bunning
Version of Record online: 25 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adom.201300275
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.