Thermoplasmonics is a method for increasing temperature remotely using focused visible or infrared laser beams interacting with plasmonic nanopartides. Here, local heating induced by mid-infrared quantum cascade laser illumination of vertical gold-coated nanoanterma arrays embedded into polymer layers is investigated by infrared nanospectroscopy and electromagnetic/thermal simulations. Nanoscale thermal hotspot images are obtained by a phototherrnal scanning probe microscopy technique with laser illumination wavelength tuned at the different plasmonic resonances of the arrays. Spectral analysis indicates that both Joule heating by the metal antennas and surface-enhanced-infrared absorption (SEIRA) by the polymer molecules located in the apical hotspots of the antennas are responsible for thermoplasmonic resonances, that is, for strong local temperature increase. At odds with more conventional planar nanoantennas, the vertical antenna structure enables thermal decoupling of the hotspot at the antenna apex from the heat sink constituted by the solid substrate. The temperature increase was evaluated by quantitative comparision of data obtained with the photothermal expansion technique to the results of electromagnetic/thermal simulations. In the case of strong SEIRA by the C=O bond of poly-methylmethacrylate at 1730 cm(-1), for focused mid-infrared laser power of about 20 mW, the evaluated order of magnitude of the nanoscale temperature increase is of 10 K. This result indicates that temperature increases of order of hundreds of K may he attainable with full mid-infrared laser power tuned at specific molecule vibrational fingerprints,

Thermoplasmonic Effect of Surface-Enhanced Infrared Absorption in Vertical Nanoantenna Arrays / Mancini, A; Giliberti, V; Alabastri, A; Calandrini, E; De Angelis, F; Garoli, D; Ortolani, M. - In: JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY. C. - ISSN 1932-7447. - 122:24(2018), pp. 13072-13081. [10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b03808]

Thermoplasmonic Effect of Surface-Enhanced Infrared Absorption in Vertical Nanoantenna Arrays

Garoli D;
2018-01-01

Abstract

Thermoplasmonics is a method for increasing temperature remotely using focused visible or infrared laser beams interacting with plasmonic nanopartides. Here, local heating induced by mid-infrared quantum cascade laser illumination of vertical gold-coated nanoanterma arrays embedded into polymer layers is investigated by infrared nanospectroscopy and electromagnetic/thermal simulations. Nanoscale thermal hotspot images are obtained by a phototherrnal scanning probe microscopy technique with laser illumination wavelength tuned at the different plasmonic resonances of the arrays. Spectral analysis indicates that both Joule heating by the metal antennas and surface-enhanced-infrared absorption (SEIRA) by the polymer molecules located in the apical hotspots of the antennas are responsible for thermoplasmonic resonances, that is, for strong local temperature increase. At odds with more conventional planar nanoantennas, the vertical antenna structure enables thermal decoupling of the hotspot at the antenna apex from the heat sink constituted by the solid substrate. The temperature increase was evaluated by quantitative comparision of data obtained with the photothermal expansion technique to the results of electromagnetic/thermal simulations. In the case of strong SEIRA by the C=O bond of poly-methylmethacrylate at 1730 cm(-1), for focused mid-infrared laser power of about 20 mW, the evaluated order of magnitude of the nanoscale temperature increase is of 10 K. This result indicates that temperature increases of order of hundreds of K may he attainable with full mid-infrared laser power tuned at specific molecule vibrational fingerprints,
2018
122
24
13072
13081
Thermoplasmonic Effect of Surface-Enhanced Infrared Absorption in Vertical Nanoantenna Arrays / Mancini, A; Giliberti, V; Alabastri, A; Calandrini, E; De Angelis, F; Garoli, D; Ortolani, M. - In: JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY. C. - ISSN 1932-7447. - 122:24(2018), pp. 13072-13081. [10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b03808]
Mancini, A; Giliberti, V; Alabastri, A; Calandrini, E; De Angelis, F; Garoli, D; Ortolani, M
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