Resonances of nanoparticles with poor plasmonic metal tips

The catalytic and optical properties of metal nanoparticles can be combined to create platforms for light-driven chemical energy storage and enhanced in-situ reaction monitoring. However, the heavily damped plasmon resonances of many catalytically active metals (e.g. Pt, Pd) prevent this dual functionality in pure nanostructures. The addition of catalytic metals at the surface of efficient plasmonic particles thus presents a unique opportunity if the resonances can be conserved after coating.

Published in

Scientific Reports

Authored by

Ringe, E.; DeSantis, C. J.; Collins, S. M.; Duchamp, M.; Dunin-Borkowski, R. E.; Skrabalak, S. E.; Midgley, P. A.

Publication date

Monday, November 30, 2015
Resource category
Technique category