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Ultrafast Light-Controlled Growth of Silver Nanoparticles for Direct Plasmonic Color Printing.

A new interesting article has been published in ACS Nano. 2018 Oct 23;12(10):9913-9921. doi: 10.1021/acsnano.8b02868. Epub 2018 Aug 31. and titled:

Ultrafast Light-Controlled Growth of Silver Nanoparticles for Direct Plasmonic Color Printing.

Authors of this article are:

Zhang Y, Zhang Q, Ouyang X, Lei DY, Zhang AP, Tam HY.

A summary of the article is shown below:

A precision photoreduction technology for the ultrafast high-precision light-controlled growth of silver nanoparticles for printing plasmonic color images is presented. Ultraviolet (UV) patterns with about a million pixels are generated to temporally and spatially regulate the photoreduction of silver salts to precisely create around a million clusters of distinct silver nanoparticles on a titanium dioxide (TiO2)-capped quartz substrate. The silver nanoparticle-TiO2-quartz structure exhibits a Fano-like reflection spectrum, whose spectral dip can be tuned by the dimension of the silver nanoparticles for plasmonic color generation. This technology allows the one-step production of multiscale engineered large-area plasmonic substrates without the use of either nanostructured templates or additional nanofabrication processes and thus offers an approach to plasmonic engineering for a myriad of applications ranging from structural color decoration to plasmonic microdevices and biosensors.

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This article is a good source of information and a good way to become familiar with topics such as:

Fano resonance;color printing;photoreduction;plasmonics;silver nanoparticles

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