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  1. Black Silicon Photovoltaics

    Martin Otto, Michael Algasinger, Howard Branz, Benjamin Gesemann, Thomas Gimpel, Kevin Füchsel, Thomas Käsebier, Stefan Kontermann, Svetoslav Koynov, Xiaopeng Li, Volker Naumann, Jihun Oh, Alexander N. Sprafke, Johannes Ziegler, Matthias Zilk and Ralf B. Wehrspohn

    Article first published online: 17 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adom.201400395

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    Black Silicon is a class of sub-micrometer stochatistically structured silicon surface with extremely high optical absorbtion. The optoelectronic properties of black silicon fabricated by different methods are reviewed and guidelines to optimize the relevant physical parameters are given.

  2. When Eutectics Meet Plasmonics: Nanoplasmonic, Volumetric, Self-Organized, Silver-Based Eutectic

    Katarzyna Sadecka, Marcin Gajc, Krzysztof Orlinski, Hancza B. Surma, Andrzej Klos, Iwona Jozwik-Biala, Kamil Sobczak, Piotr Dluzewski, Johann Toudert and Dorota A. Pawlak

    Article first published online: 16 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adom.201400425

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    Plasmonics has become an emerging research field, and although the fabrication of metallic nanoelements has already been widely demonstrated, the development of 3D plasmonic materials is progressing slowly. This paper reports the development of a self-organized, 3D nanoplasmonic eutectic composite that exhibits localized surface plasmon resonance at 595 nm. After doping with Er3+ ions plasmonic enhancement of luminescence is also observed.

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    Article first published online: 12 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adom.201470075

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    Resonators: Direct Sensing in Liquids Using Whispering-Gallery-Mode Droplet Resonators (Advanced Optical Materials 12/2014) (page 1228)

    Saverio Avino, Anika Krause, Rosa Zullo, Antonio Giorgini, Pietro Malara, Paolo De Natale, Hans Peter Loock and Gianluca Gagliardi

    Article first published online: 12 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adom.201470076

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    A liquid sample flows through a channel and small droplets are suspended by a capillary or a simple glass wire. In this way, optical resonators with Q-factors exceeding 105 are created by G. Gagliardi and co-workers. On page 1155, a free-space infrared laser beam is focused very close to a sphere's equator to excite whispering gallery modes. The transmitted and scattered beams are simultaneously detected for laser-frequency locking on the resonances and real-time chemical and particle sensing.

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    Plasmonics: Widely Adjustable and Quasi-Reversible Electrochromic Device Based on Core–Shell Au–Ag Plasmonic Nanoparticles (Advanced Optical Materials 12/2014) (page 1173)

    Ziying Feng, Chen Jiang, Yang He, Sheng Chu, Guang Chu, Rufang Peng and Dongdong Li

    Article first published online: 12 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adom.201470074

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    In this article, S. Chu and co-workers design a novel plasmonic electrochromic device. On page 1174, the reflection spectra of such a device can be actively tuned by reversibly alternating the structure of the plasmonic nanoparticle arrays. The nanoparticles are made of Au cores and Ag shells, and the thickness of the shells can be easily increased or decreased via electrochemical deposition. The sizes of these nanoparticles are controlled to ensure a blue-to-orange color change.