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Chin. Phys. B, 2021, Vol. 30(1): 017803    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/abaee6

Optical properties of several ternary nanostructures

Xiao-Long Tang(唐小龙), Xin-Lu Cheng(程新路)†, Hua-Liang Cao(曹华亮), and Hua-Dong Zeng(曾华东)
Institute of Atomic and Molecular Physics, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, China
Abstract  To investigate the optical properties of the ternary nanostructures, the nanodisk, core-shell, and three-sphere structures are constructed. The extinction coefficients and electric near-field distributions of these structures are calculated by the discrete dipole approximation (DDA) method. The result shows that the nanodisk structure has the best extinction efficiency in the three structures. Furthermore, several three-material combinations of the nanodisk structures are investigated. The ternary nanodisk structure composed of TiO2 and two noble metals (Au, Ag or Pt) has higher extinction coefficient and near-field intensity than the nanodisk consisting of Au, TiO2 and a semiconductor (PbSe, Ge, MoS2, CdSe, CdS or TiO2). Especially, TiO2/Ag/Pt has the best extinction efficiency and the max electric near-field intensity. And the extinction spectra of TiO2/Ag/Pt and TiO2/Ag/Au structures are complementary in the visible range. This work conduces to the further research into ternary nanostructure and provides essential information about its performance in visible range.
Keywords:  optical properties of nanostructures      plasmons on surfaces and interfaces      model and numerical simulation  
Received:  10 June 2020      Revised:  05 August 2020      Accepted manuscript online:  13 August 2020
PACS:  78.67.-n (Optical properties of low-dimensional, mesoscopic, and nanoscale materials and structures)  
  73.20.Mf (Collective excitations (including excitons, polarons, plasmons and other charge-density excitations))  
  78.20.Bh (Theory, models, and numerical simulation)  
Fund: Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 11774248 and 11974253).
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Xiao-Long Tang(唐小龙), Xin-Lu Cheng(程新路), Hua-Liang Cao(曹华亮), and Hua-Dong Zeng(曾华东) Optical properties of several ternary nanostructures 2021 Chin. Phys. B 30 017803

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