Tunable optical features from self-organized rhodium nanostructures

Sathe, Bhaskar R.; Balan, Beena K.; Pillai, Vijayamohanan K.
June 2010
Applied Physics Letters;6/7/2010, Vol. 96 Issue 23, p233102
Academic Journal
Manipulating the surface to tune plasmonic emission is an exciting fundamental challenge and here we report on the development of unique morphology-dependant optical features of Rh nanostructures prepared by an equilibrium procedure. The emergence of surface plasmon peaks at 375 nm and 474 nm, respectively, is ascribed to truncated and smooth surface of nanospheres in contrast to the absence of surface plasmon for bulk Rh(0) in the visible range. Smaller sized, high surface area domains with well developed, faceted organization are responsible for the promising characteristics of these Rh nanospheres which might be especially useful for potential catalytic, field emission and magnetic applications.


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