Accession Number:

ADP011013

Title:

Optical Properties of Nanoparticle Pair Structures

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GEORGETOWN UNIV WASHINGTON DC DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Report Date:

2001-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The synthesis of nanoparticle pair structures via porous host electrochemical template synthesis reviewed. Electrochemical template synthesis offers two advantages over solution methods, namely 1 control over particle pair structure and orientation and 2 control over geometry, size and composition of each member of the particle pair. These features of electrochemical template synthesis allow for straightforward comparison of experimental and theoretical spectra. Orientation control allows for the evaluation of second order nonlinear optical properties of centrosymmetric and non-centrosymmetric nanoparticle pair systems. The dependence of Second Harmonic Generation intensity on particle pair shape size and orientation is discussed. The synthesis and linear spectra of metal-semiconductor nanoparticle pair structures are also discussed, with emphasis on interparticle physical and electromagnetic interactions.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE