Responses transition in a monolayer Al-Al<sub>2</sub>O<sub>3</sub> nanoparticle-crystal due to oxidation

Published on 2017-08-07T00:00:00Z (GMT) by
Nanoparticle is a promising candidate for large scale fabrication of metamaterial. However, optical responses for metamaterial made of abound metal like Al can be thoroughly changed due to oxidization. Especially for nanoparticle whose aspect ratio is extremely high, oxidation usually occurs. So to understand how the responses shift in a nanoparticle system due to oxidization is essential for large scale application of metamaterial. In this paper, we have concluded and quantified two general principles describing this transition in a monolayer Al-Al<sub>2</sub>O<sub>3</sub> nanoparticle-crystal, which can be used in a thermophotovoltaic system. Square pattern, in which the unit of changing crystal is a square cell made up of Al and Al<sub>2</sub>O<sub>3</sub> particles, is firstly demonstrated. A double oscillators model has been proposed to understand the interference between different absorption modes and their coupling. Using near-field distribution, equivalent inductor-capacitor model and dispersion relationship of surface Plasmon polariton, we have distinguished the resonance modes, concluded the transition principles in a simple case. Then the two principles are applied in a larger cell to verify its university. After detailed demonstration of symmetric square pattern, models and principles are extrapolated to more complex non-symmetric systems. The basic understanding gained here will help the design of robust large-scale metamaterial.

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Jia, Zi-Xun; Shuai, Yong; Li, Meng; Guo, Yan-Ming; Tan, He-ping (2017): Responses transition in a monolayer Al-Al2O3 nanoparticle-crystal due to oxidation. The Optical Society. Collection.