Optical properties of surface-patterned nanostructures

Teri W. Odom*, Joel Henzie, Yelizaveta Babayan, Eric C. Greyson, Eun Soo Kwak

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This concepts article describes our developments in nanopatterning related to photonics. We have a nanopatterning toolkit that can generate functional, nanostructured surfaces at nm-length scales and over cm2-areas in a single (or small number of) step(s). This paper will focus on three examples of surface-patterned nanostructures and their optical properties: (i) one-dimensional arrays of metallic nanoparticles; (ii) arrays of small-diameter ZnO nanowires; (iii) mesoscale structures of CdSe/ZnS nanocrystals. The potential for advances in nanopatterning to contribute to a broad range of light-based applications will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)507-513
Number of pages7
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 15 2005


  • Metallic nanoparticles
  • Nanofabrication
  • Near field scanning optical microscopy
  • Photoluminescence
  • Semiconducting nanowires
  • Soft lithography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry


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