Optical Property–Composition Correlation in Noble Metal Alloy Nanoparticles Studied with EELS
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2019

Noble metals are currently the most common building blocks in plasmonics and thus define the available range of optical properties. Their alloying provides a viable strategy to engineer new materials with a tunable range of optical responses. Despite this attractive prospect, the link between composition and optical properties of many noble metal alloys is still not well understood. Here, electron energy-loss spectroscopy is employed to systematically study AuAg and AuPd nanoparticles of varying compositions. The localized surface plasmons, the bulk plasmons, and the permittivity functions of these two sets of alloys are investigated as functions of their composition. In the case of the more widely studied AuAg alloy system, good agreement is found with previous experimental and theoretical studies. The results on the less scrutinized AuPd system provide highly valuable experimental data that complements other experimental investigations and supports the development of theoretical models.

alloys

optical properties

electron energy-loss spectroscopy

permittivity function

localized surface plasmons

plasmonics

nanoparticles

Författare

Shima Kadkhodazadeh

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)

Ferry Nugroho

Chalmers, Fysik, Kemisk fysik

Christoph Langhammer

Chalmers, Fysik, Kemisk fysik

Marco Beleggia

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)

Jakob B. Wagner

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)

ACS Photonics

2330-4022 (eISSN)

Vol. 6 3 779-786

Ämneskategorier

Atom- och molekylfysik och optik

Annan fysik

Nanoteknik

DOI

10.1021/acsphotonics.8b01791

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