Conductive Polymer Nanoantennas – Published manuscript in Nature Nanotechnology
A recent report out of the Organic Photonics and Nano-Optics group at Linkoping University has been published in Nature Nanotechnology. Shangzhi Chen and his coworkers created conductive polymer nanoantennas for dynamic organic plasmonics.
These nanodisks composed of conductive polymers were shown to possess localized surface plasmon resonances. The ability of conductive polymers to switch their resonance behavior via chemical redox reactions makes them suitable for dynamic nano-optical antennas. The results could lead to the ability to dynamically shape light at the nanoscale!
Conceptualized.tech helped out with an image that illustrates the plasmonic effect from the nanodisks when the conductive polymers is in a certain state which was used in some media releases.
The publication can be found here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41565-019-0583-y
More recent publicity on the of the group can be found here: https://fof.se/artikel/varde-nanoljus (In Swedish)
For more information on the Organic Photonics and Nano-Optics group at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics: http://www.mpjonsson.com/