Synthesis and characterization of nematic gold nanoparticles

C.H. Yu, C.J. Welch, C.J. Schubert, B.J. Tang, L. Cseh, G.H. Mehl
University of Hull, UK

Keywords: liquid crystalline, mesogen, gold, metamaterials


The project aims are the design and synthesis of bulk electro-magnetic meta-materials. A promising new concept for the exploration of meta-materials is the use of periodic structures with periods considerably shorter than the wavelength of the operating electromagnetic radiation. This concept allows the use of nanometer sized periodic structures for the addressing and controlling the refractive properties (e.g. negative refraction) in the visible and NIR wavelength range.