News tagged with plasmons

Could computers reach light speed?

Light waves trapped on a metal's surface travel nearly as fast as light through the air, and new research at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory shows these waves, called surface plasmons, travel far enough ...

dateMay 28, 2015 in Nanophysics
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An improved method for coating gold nanorods

Researchers have fine-tuned a technique for coating gold nanorods with silica shells, allowing engineers to create large quantities of the nanorods and giving them more control over the thickness of the shell. ...

dateMar 18, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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