Plasmon-Mediated Embedding of Nanoparticles in a Polymer Matrix: Nanocomposites Patterning, Writing, and Defect Healing

Ahnaf Usman Zillohu, Ramzy Abdelaziz, Mehdi Keshavarz Hedayati, Thomas Emmler, Shahin Homaeigohar, Mady Elbahri*

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Abstract

Plasmonics, as an emerging field, aims to exploit the unique optical properties of metallic nanostructures to enable routing and active manipulation of light on the nanoscale. Plasmonic heating is a phenomenon, which is recently recognized for its potential in photothermal therapy. Here we show the first proof-of-concept experiment based on plasmonic heating for selective and precise embedding of nanoparticles in a polymeric matrix. We demonstrate a unique way for in situ fabrication of nanocomposites in different forms including patterning, writing, and defect healing in a controlled manner along with crystallinity control through light irradiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17204-17209
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry C
Volume116
Issue number32
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2012
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • SHORT LASER-PULSES
  • METAL NANOPARTICLES
  • TRANSPARENT
  • SURFACE
  • DEVICES

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