Springer Theses

Optical Metamaterials by Block Copolymer Self-Assembly

Authors: Salvatore, Stefano

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of Cambridge, UK
  • Includes detailed descriptions of the fabrication process
  • A cross disciplinary work that combines polymer science, nanotechnology, plasmonics and materials engineering
  • A fascinating meta material structure is described from the fabrication process to real practical applications
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Metamaterials are artificially designed materials engineered to acquire their properties by their specific structure rather than their composition. They are considered a major scientific breakthrough and have attracted enormous attention over the past decade. The major challenge in obtaining an optical metamaterial active at visible frequencies is the fabrication of complex continuous metallic structures with nano metric features.

This thesis presents the fabrication and characterization of optical metamaterials made by block copolymer self assembly. This approach allows fabrication of an intriguing and complex continuous 3D architecture called a gyroid, which is replicated into active plasmonic materials such as gold. The optical properties endowed by this particular gyroid geometry include reduction of plasma frequency, extraordinarily enhanced optical transmission, and a predicted negative refractive index. To date, this is the 3D optical metamaterial with the smallest features ever made.

About the authors

Stefano Salvatore completed his bachelor and master degrees in Materials Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in 2008. He worked on Nanotechnology in the industry sector with Imec (Belgium) and NTT (Japan) before starting his PhD at the University of Cambridge. Here he has took part in the Nano Doctoral Training Centre programme and completed his PhD in Physics in 2013. He is currently working as Process Engineer at Intel Corporation in Ireland.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Optical Metamaterials by Block Copolymer Self-Assembly
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05332-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05332-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05331-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38278-4
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 83
Number of Illustrations and Tables
39 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
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