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Infrared dichroism of gold nanorods controlled using a magnetically addressable mesophase

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Abstract

Gold nanorods have unique optical properties, which make them promising candidates for building nano-structured materials using a “bottom-up” strategy. We formulate stable bulk materials with anisotropic optical properties by inserting gold and iron oxide nanorods within a lamellar mesophase. Quantitative measurements of the order parameter by modelling the absorbance spectra show that the medium is macroscopically aligned in a direction defined by an external magnetic field. Under the magnetic field, the system exhibits significant absorption dichroism in the infrared range, at the position of the longitudinal plasmon peak of the gold nanorods (about 1200 nm), indicating strong confinement of these particles within the water layers of the lamellar phase. This approach can yield soft and addressable optical elements.

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The article was received on 17 Feb 2014, accepted on 28 Apr 2014 and first published on 01 May 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4TC00318G
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. C, 2014,2, 5087-5092
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    Infrared dichroism of gold nanorods controlled using a magnetically addressable mesophase

    K. Slyusarenko, D. Constantin, B. Abécassis, P. Davidson and C. Chanéac, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2014, 2, 5087
    DOI: 10.1039/C4TC00318G

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