Active control of plasmonic colors: emerging display technologies
Review article, 2019

In recent years there has been a growing interest in the use of plasmonic nanostructures for color generation, a technology that dates back to ancient times. Plasmonic structural colors have several attractive features but once the structures arc prepared the colors arc normally fixed. Lately, several concepts have emerged for actively tuning the colors, which opens up for many new potential applications, the most obvious being novel color displays. In this review we summarize recent progress in active control of plasmonic colors and evaluate them with respect to performance criteria for color displays. It is suggested that actively controlled plasmonic colors are generally less interesting for emissive displays but could be useful for new types of electrochromic devices relying on ambient light (electronic paper). Furthermore, there are several other potential applications such as images to be revealed on demand and colorimetric sensors.



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Kunli Xiong

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Andreas Dahlin Group

Daniel Tordera

Linköping University

Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)

Magnus P. Jonsson

Linköping University

Andreas Dahlin

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Andreas Dahlin Group

Reports on Progress in Physics

0034-4885 (ISSN) 1361-6633 (eISSN)

Vol. 82 2 024501

Energisparande elektrokromiska platta hybridmaterial

Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF), 2018-02-01 -- 2022-12-31.

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