Heat Generation by Irradiated Complex Composite Nanostructures

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Heating of irradiated metallic e-beam generated nanostructures was quantified through direct measurements paralleled by novel model-based numerical calculations. By comparing discs, triangles, and stars we showed how particle shape and composition determines the heating. Importantly, our results revealed that substantial heat is generated in the titanium adhesive layer between gold and glass. Even when the Ti layer is as thin as 2 nm it absorbs as much as a 30 nm Au layer and hence should not be ignored.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNano Letters
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)612-619
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2014

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Science - Plasmonics; nanoparticles; finite element method; e-beam lithography; heating; irradiation

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