Authors
Thomas Maurer, Joseph Marae-Djouda, Ugo Cataldi, Arthur Gontier, Guillaume Montay, Yazid Madi, Benoît Panicaud, Demetrio Macias, Pierre-Michel Adam, Gaëtan Lévêque, Thomas Bürgi, Roberto Caputo,
Title
The beginnings of plasmomechanics: towards plasmonic strain sensors
In
Frontiers of Materials science
Volume
9
Issue
2
Pages
170–177
Publisher
Springer
Year
2015
Publisher's URL
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11706-015-0290-z
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Abstract
This article exposes the beginnings of a new field which could be named as “plasmomechanics”. Plasmomechanics comes from the convergence between mechanics and plasmonics. Here we discuss a relatively recent topic whose technological aim is the development of plasmonic strain sensors. The idea is based on the ability to deduce Au nanoparticles (NPs) distance distributions from polarized optical extinction spectroscopy which could thus give access to material strains. Variations of interparticle distances distributions can indeed lead to variations of plasmonic coupling and thus to material color change as shown here experimentally and numerically for random Au NP assemblies deposited onto elastomer films.
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