Controlling localized surface plasmon resonances in GeTe nanoparticles using an amorphous-to-crystalline phase transition

Mark J. Polking, Prashant K. Jain, Yehonadav Bekenstein, Uri Banin, Oded Millo, Ramamoorthy Ramesh, A. Paul Alivisatos

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Infrared absorption measurements of amorphous and crystalline nanoparticles of GeTe reveal a localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) mode in the crystalline phase that is absent in the amorphous phase. The LSPR mode emerges upon crystallization of amorphous nanoparticles. The contrasting plasmonic properties are elucidated with scanning tunneling spectroscopy measurements indicating a Burstein-Moss shift of the band gap in the crystalline phase and a finite density of electronic states throughout the band gap in the amorphous phase that limits the effective free carrier density.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number037401
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 16 2013


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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