Controlled self-assembly of plasmon-based photonic nanocrystals for high performance photonic technologies

Ashish Yadav, Gerislioglu Burak, Arash Ahmadivand, Ajeet Kaushik, Gary J. Cheng*, Zhengbiao Ouyang, Qing Wang, Vikram Singh Yadav, Yogendra Kumar Mishra, Yongling Wu, Yanjun Liu, Seeram RamaKrishna

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The self-assembled plasmonic nano-enabled photonic crystals (PCs)have been studied as promising platforms to develop next-generation photonic and opto-electronic devices. In this review, we attempt to describe the fundamentals of self-assembled colloidal plasmonic nanostructures and various applications of such devices. Different important aspects, such as interaction between metal NPs (MNPs) and non-metal 3-D crystals, effect of NPs on the spectral properties of materials, the mechanism of plasmonic based PCs, and related challenges and their possible solutions have been demonstrated crucially. The advancements in the self-assembly based plasmonic PCs and their applications are discussed carefully. We believe that nano-enabled self-assembled plasmonic crystals are better candidates of nanostructures to advance photonic technologies with reduced form factor and high performance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101072
JournalNano Today
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We acknowledge funding support from Taishan Scholar scheme of Shandong Province, China (ts 20190401 ).

Funding Information:
Prof. Gary J. Cheng is from School of Industrial Engineering, Purdue University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Columbia University in 2002. His research interests are advanced materials synthesis and processing, specifically in scalable manufacturing of 0 D– 3 D micro/nanostructures, laser-matter interaction, and mechanical/physical property enhancement of materials. He received the Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in 2007, the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2006. He is an ASME Fellow since 2013.

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  • 3-D photonic crystals
  • Opto-electronic devices
  • Plasmonic nanostructures
  • Self-assembled photonic crystals

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