Journal article

Large-area freestanding gold nanomembranes with nanoholes

Peipei Jia, Kamil Zuber, Qiuquan Guo, Brant C Gibson, Jun Yang, Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem



Thin metal films with nanohole arrays have opened up new opportunities in applications ranging from plasmonics to optoelectronics. However, their dependence on substrates limits not only their performance but also other application possibilities. A key challenge to overcome this limitation is to make these nanostructured films substrate-free. Here we report large-area freestanding gold nanomembranes with nanohole arrays fabricated using a replication-releasing procedure. The structures maintain spatial uniformity and pristine quality after release across the entire membrane up to 75 cm2 in area and as thin as 50 nm. The freestanding nanomembranes show significantly enhanced optical transmiss..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP)

Funding Acknowledgements

This research is supported by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) (CE14010003). This work was performed in part at Adelaide Microscopy, the South Australian node and Optofab node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) utilizing Commonwealth and SA State Government funding.