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Title: Photoacoustic emission from Au nanoparticles arrayed on thermal insulation layer
Authors: Namura, Kyoko  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0374-4641 (unconfirmed)
Suzuki, Motofumi  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6473-9141 (unconfirmed)
Nakajima, Kaoru  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Kimura, Kenji  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Author's alias: 名村, 今日子
Issue Date: Apr-2013
Publisher: Optical Society of America
Journal title: Optics Express
Volume: 21
Issue: 7
Start page: 8689
End page: 8700
Abstract: Efficient photoacoustic emission from Au nanoparticles on a porous SiO2 layer was investigated experimentally and theoretically. The Au nanoparticle arrays/porous SiO2/SiO2/Ag mirror sandwiches, namely, local plasmon resonators, were prepared by dynamic oblique deposition (DOD). Photoacoustic measurements were performed on the local plasmon resonators, whose optical absorption was varied from 0.03 (3%) to 0.95 by varying the thickness of the dielectric SiO2 layer. The sample with high absorption (0.95) emitted a sound that was eight times stronger than that emitted by graphite (0.94) and three times stronger than that emitted by the sample without the porous SiO2 layer (0.93). The contribution of the porous SiO2 layer to the efficient photoacoustic emission was analyzed by means of a numerical method based on a one-dimensional heat transfer model. The result suggested that the low thermal conductivity of the underlying porous layer reduces the amount of heat escaping from the substrate and contributes to the efficient photoacoustic emission from Au nanoparticle arrays. Because both the thermal conductivity and the spatial distribution of the heat generation can be controlled by DOD, the local plasmon resonators produced by DOD are suitable for the spatio-temporal modulation of the local temperature.
Rights: © 2013 Optical Society of America.
This paper was published in 'Optics Express' and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?uri=oe-21-7-8689. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2433/173804
DOI(Published Version): 10.1364/OE.21.008689
PubMed ID: 23571958
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