Journal article

2D Binary Plasmonic Nanoassemblies with Semiconductor n/p-Doping-Like Properties.

Qianqian Shi, Debabrata Sikdar, Runfang Fu, Kae Jye Si, Dashen Dong, Yiyi Liu, Malin Premaratne, Wenlong Cheng

Advanced Materials | Published : 2018

Abstract

The electronic, optical, thermal, and magnetic properties of an extrinsic bulk semiconductor can be finely tuned by adjusting its dopant concentration. Here, it is demonstrated that such a doping concept can be extended to plasmonic nanomaterials. Using two-dimensional (2D) assemblies of Au@Ag and Au nanocubes (NCs) as a model system, detailed experimental and theoretical studies are carried out, which reveal collective semiconductor n/p-doping-like plasmonic properties. A threshold doping concentration of Au@Ag NCs is observed, below which p-doping dominates and above which n-doping prevails. Furthermore, Au@Ag NC dopants can be converted into corresponding Au seed "voids" dopants by select..

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