This chapter describes the fabrication and optical characterization of a new type of metal nanoparticle: gold nanopyramids. Individual pyramids exhibit orientation-dependent scattering under unpolarized white light, which can be used to determine their relative orientation on a substrate without direct imaging tools. Arrays of gold pyramids encapsulated within a polymer film exhibit polarization and wavevector-dependent optical properties that match well with calculations. The scattering peaks observed at visible wavelengths can be assigned to multi-polar surface plasmon resonances, which originate from the large size and anisotropic shape of the pyramids. Unique prospects of these three-dimensional metal particles will also be discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Nanostructures in Electronics and Photonics|
|Publisher||Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd.|
|Number of pages||16|
|State||Published - Apr 19 2016|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)