Fano Resonance in (Gold Core)−(Dielectric Shell) Nanostructures without Symmetry Breaking



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A fano resonance is observed in highly symmetric nanostructures comprising Au nanosphere cores and dielectric shells. It arises from the interference between the narrow plasmon resonance of the Au nanosphere core and the broad scattering background of the dielectric shell. The Fano resonance behavior is dependent on the gap distance between the core and shell and the shell material.