Fabrication of surface plasmon resonators by nanoskiving single-crystalline gold microplates.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This paper demonstrates the sectioning of chemically synthesized, single-crystalline microplates of gold with an ultramicrotome (nanoskiving) to produce single-crystalline nanowires; these nanowires act as low-loss surface plasmon resonators. This method produces collinearly aligned nanostructures with small, regular changes in dimension with each consecutive cross-section: a single microplate thus can produce a number of "quasi-copies" (delicately modulated variations) of a nanowire. The diamond knife cuts cleanly through microplates 35 microm in diameter and 100 nm thick without bending the resulting nanowire and cuts through the sharp edges of a crystal without deformation to generate nanoscale tips. This paper compares the influence of sharp tips and blunt tips on the resonator modes in these nanowires.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wiley, BJ; Lipomi, DJ; Bao, J; Capasso, F; Whitesides, GM

Published Date

  • September 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 3023 - 3028

PubMed ID

  • 18720977

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1530-6992

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1530-6984

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/nl802252r


  • eng