A 3D Optical Metamaterial Made by Self-Assembly

Silvia Vignolini, Nataliya A. Yufa, Pedro S. Cunha, Stefan Guldin, Ilia Rushkin, Morgan Stefik, Kahyun Hur, Ulrich Wiesner, Jeremy J. Baumberg, Ullrich Steiner

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Optical metamaterials have unusual optical characteristics that arise from their periodic nanostructure. Their manufacture requires the assembly of 3D architectures with structure control on the 10-nm length scale. Such a 3D optical metamaterial, based on the replication of a self-assembled block copolymer into gold, is demonstrated. The resulting gold replica has a feature size that is two orders of magnitude smaller than the wavelength of visible light. Its optical signature reveals an archetypal Pendry wire metamaterial with linear and circular dichroism. Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)OP23-OP27
Number of pages1
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 24 2011
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUS-C1-018-02
Acknowledgements: S.V. and N.A.Y. contributed equally contribute to this work. The authors thank J. J. Rickard, M. Scherer and A. Finnemore for their invaluable help. This publication was based on work supported in part by Award No. KUS-C1-018-02, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), the EPSRC grant EP/G060649/1 and by the National Science Foundation through the Materials World Network grant between the US (DMR-1008123) and the EPSRC.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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