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TITLE Liquid Crystal Templated Chiral Plasmonic Films with Dynamic Tunability and Moldability
AUTHOR Dorota Grzelak
YEAR 2022
JOURNAL Advanced functional materials
ABSTRACT

Thin films sustaining plasmonic circular dichroism (PCD) have acquired high scientific relevance and a great potential for applications. While most efforts in PCD thin film structures focus on lithographically fabricated static metasurfaces, the bottom-up fabrication of active chiral plasmonic films constitutes an alternative approach.

 

Herein, the preparation of PCD thin films by melting and freezing a mixture of liquid crystal (LC), a chiral dopant, and gold nanoparticles (Au NPs), serving as helical matrix, symmetry breaking inducer, and plasmonic component, respectively is reported. UV–vis and circular dichroism spectroscopies, as well as theoretical modeling are used to disclose the interactions among thin film components, toward maximizing the PCD dissymmetry factor (g-factor). Variation of substrate temperature affords reversible off/on switching of the chiroptical response.

 

The soft nature of LC matrix enables patterning of the films via a thermal nanoimprinting method, using a polydimethylsiloxane mold for transfer-printing onto a flexible substrate, leading to stretchable PCD films. The PCD wavelengths can be readily tuned by varying the geometry of the Au NPs. This work provides an efficient technique to produce PCD thin films with active plasmonic properties and mechanical tunability.

FULL ARTICLE https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/adfm.202111280
INSTRUMENT J-1500
KEYWORDS J-1500,Chiral plasmonics, chirality transfer, dynamic self-assembly, gold nanoparicles
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