Design of a perfect black absorber at visible frequencies using plasmonic metamaterials

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  • Mehdi Keshavarz Hedayati
  • Mojtaba Javaherirahim
  • Babak Mozooni
  • Ramzy Abdelaziz

  • Ali Tavassolizadeh
  • Venkata Sai Kiran Chakravadhanula
  • Vladimir Zaporojtchenko
  • Thomas Strunkus
  • Franz Faupel
  • Mady Elbahri

Research units

  • Kiel University
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht - Centre for Materials and Coastal Research


The design and fabrication of a plasmonic black absorber with almost 100% absorbance spanning a broad range of frequencies from ultraviolet (UV) to the near infrared (NIR) is demonstrated. The perfect plasmonic absorber is achieved by a combination of a metal film with suitable metal/dielectric nanocomposites. Our fabrication technique is simple, versatile, cost-effective, and compatible with current industrial methods for solar absorber production.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5410-5414
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Research areas

  • impedance matching, nanocomposite, perfect absorber, plasmonic metamaterials

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