Wide bandgap oxides can be sensitized to visible light by coupling them with plasmonic nanoparticles (NPs). We investigate the optical and electronic properties of composite materials made of Ag NPs embedded within cerium oxide layers of different thickness. The electronic properties of the materials are investigated by X-ray and ultraviolet photoemission spectroscopy, which demonstrates the occurrence of static charge transfers between the metal and the oxide and its dependence on the NP size. Ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometry measurements show that the materials have a strong absorption in the visible range induced by the excitation of localized surface plasmon resonances. The plasmonic absorption band can be modified in shape and intensity by changing the NP aspect ratio and density and the thickness of the cerium oxide film.

Optical and electronic properties of silver nanoparticles embedded in cerium oxide

Spadaro M. C.;
2020-01-01

Abstract

Wide bandgap oxides can be sensitized to visible light by coupling them with plasmonic nanoparticles (NPs). We investigate the optical and electronic properties of composite materials made of Ag NPs embedded within cerium oxide layers of different thickness. The electronic properties of the materials are investigated by X-ray and ultraviolet photoemission spectroscopy, which demonstrates the occurrence of static charge transfers between the metal and the oxide and its dependence on the NP size. Ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometry measurements show that the materials have a strong absorption in the visible range induced by the excitation of localized surface plasmon resonances. The plasmonic absorption band can be modified in shape and intensity by changing the NP aspect ratio and density and the thickness of the cerium oxide film.
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