Effective medium theory to the description of plasmonic resonances: Role of Au and Ti nanoparticles embedded in MoO3 thin films

Gesuri Morales-Luna, Michael Morales-Luna

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Abstract

The growing interest in functional transition metal oxides for efficient energy consumption or in the bio-sensing process; indicates that is necessary to develop a new theoretical method that describes experiments. This article presents a new theoretical methodology to characterize molybdenum trioxide
(MoO3) thin films doped with resonant gold – nanoparticles (Au – NPs) and non-resonant titanium – nanoparticles (Ti – NPs). The modulation of surface plasmon resonance (SPR) and the implications in the MoO3 transmittance spectrum is described by applying an effective medium theory. The transmittance modulation was modified by variating three parameters, the radius of the NPs, the concentration of the NPs as well as the variation of the MoO3 thin films thickness. It was found that the nanoparticles concentration is the most important parameter in the transmittance modulation. Additionally, the orthorhombic and monoclinic structure of MoO3 was studied, from which it was obtained that the monoclinic structure of the MoO3 doped with Au – NPs favors the reduction in the transmittance values in the visible region which is associated with the increase of the SPR signal. Similar analyses are performed for non-resonant nanoparticles such as Ti, where it was found that optical modulation is not as marked as the case of gold nanoparticles.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5841
Number of pages1
JournalScientific Reports
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2020

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