Accession Number : ADA589760


Title :   Self-Assembled Soft Optical Negative Index Materials


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May 2006 - 30 Sep 2010


Corporate Author : KENT STATE UNIV OH


Personal Author(s) : Palffy, Peter


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a589760.pdf


Report Date : 05 Aug 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 70


Abstract : The current focus of the research is aimed at quantifying blue-shift variations and the enhanced resonance intensity as the nanorod gap size is changed. Advances in the surface functionalization techniques are also being investigated to control gap spacing in the 5-25 nm range. There is an indication that it may be possible to produce suspensions of self-assembled equilateral triangles composed of three Au nanorods. If this process does work it would provide the first 2-D fluid of nanoscale SRR structures, the first step towards realizing the desired tetrahedral structure that is theoretically envisioned.


Descriptors :   *OPTICAL MATERIALS , FLUIDS , INTENSITY , RESONANCE


Subject Categories : Optics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE