Smart Component for Switching of Plasmon Resonance by External Electric Field

J. Švanda, Y. Kalachyova, P. Slepička, V. Švorčík, O. Lyutakov

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A new approach for preparation of active plasmonic component with capability to switch on/off localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) by piezoelectric effect is described. Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) was patterned by polarized KrF excimer laser beam. The polarization was perpendicular to polymer orientation introduced during the poling procedure. Consequently the silver nanoclusters were sputtered onto the polymer surface. Application of an external electric field leads to polymer stretching and surface smoothening. Simultaneously, silver clusters are elongated and interconnected; this process leads to dramatic decrease of surface resistance and complete quenching of plasmon related absorption.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-231
Number of pages7
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • excimer laser patterning
  • piezoelectric switching
  • plasmonic tunability
  • polyvinylidene fluoride
  • silver nanostructures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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