Abstract

Selective control of the optical properties of thin film layers is necessary in various domains such as photovoltaics and optoelectronics. Silver nanoparticles exhibit selective optical properties in the visible wavelength range depending on their size and shape. Silver nanospheres and nanocubes are synthetized by a modified polyol process and randomly deposited in a non-absorbing polymer host matrix to engineer its optical properties. Spectroscopic ellipsometry characterizations determine the complex optical indices thin film layers. The obtained data are fitted by a Cauchy law, accounting for the optical properties of the polymer host matrix, and one or several Gauss laws, accounting for the optical properties of the nanoparticles. The extinction coefficients of the blend and multilayer layers show a simple superposition of the extinction coefficients.

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2017 (1)

M. Carlberg, F. Pourcin, O. Margeat, J. Le Rouzo, G. Berginc, R.-M. Sauvage, J. Ackermann, and L. Escoubas, “Optical response of heterogeneous polymer layers containing silver nanostructures,” Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 8, 1065–1072 (2017).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2016 (2)

A. A. Ashkarran and S. Daemi, “Tuning the Plasmon of Metallic Nanostructures: From Silver Nanocubes Toward Gold Nanoboxes,” Plasmonics 11(4), 1011–1017 (2016).
[Crossref]

M. N. Perera, D. Schmidt, W. E. K. Gibbs, S. Juodkazis, and P. R. Stoddart, “Effective optical constants of anisotropic silver nanoparticle films with plasmonic properties,” Opt. Lett. 41(23), 5495–5498 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2015 (1)

D. J. de Aberasturi, A. B. Serrano-Montes, and L. M. Liz-Marzán, “Modern Applications of Plasmonic Nanoparticles: From Energy to Health,” Adv. Opt. Mater. 3(5), 602–617 (2015).
[Crossref]

2014 (2)

D. Duché, F. Bencheikh, S. B. Dkhil, M. Gaceur, N. Berton, O. Margeat, J. Ackermann, J. J. Simon, and L. Escoubas, “Optical performance and color investigations of hybrid solar cells based on P3HT: ZnO, PCPDTBT: ZnO, PTB7: ZnO and DTS (PTTh 2) 2: ZnO,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 126, 197–204 (2014).
[Crossref]

M. A. Shenashen, S. A. El-Safty, and E. A. Elshehy, “Synthesis, Morphological Control, and Properties of Silver Nanoparticles in Potential Applications,” Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 31(3), 293–316 (2014).
[Crossref]

2013 (1)

2011 (4)

T. W. Oates, M. Ranjan, S. Facsko, and H. Arwin, “Highly anisotropic effective dielectric functions of silver nanoparticle arrays,” Opt. Express 19(3), 2014–2028 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Lončarić, J. Sancho-Parramon, and H. Zorc, “Optical properties of gold island films—a spectroscopic ellipsometry study,” Thin Solid Films 519(9), 2946–2950 (2011).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Voué, N. Dahmouchene, and J. De Coninck, “Annealing of polymer films with embedded silver nanoparticles: Effect on optical properties,” Thin Solid Films 519(9), 2963–2967 (2011).
[Crossref]

2010 (4)

S. G. Moiseev, “Active Maxwell–Garnett composite with the unit refractive index,” Physica B 405(14), 3042–3045 (2010).
[Crossref]

Q. Zhang, W. Li, L.-P. Wen, J. Chen, and Y. Xia, “Facile synthesis of Ag nanocubes of 30 to 70 nm in edge length with CF(3)COOAg as a precursor,” Chemistry 16(33), 10234–10239 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

T. K. Sau, A. L. Rogach, F. Jäckel, T. A. Klar, and J. Feldmann, “Properties and applications of colloidal nonspherical noble metal nanoparticles,” Adv. Mater. 22(16), 1805–1825 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

V. G. Kravets, S. Neubeck, A. N. Grigorenko, and A. F. Kravets, “Plasmonic blackbody: Strong absorption of light by metal nanoparticles embedded in a dielectric matrix,” Phys. Rev. B 81(16), 165401 (2010).
[Crossref]

2009 (2)

X. Lu, M. Rycenga, S. E. Skrabalak, B. Wiley, and Y. Xia, “Chemical synthesis of novel plasmonic nanoparticles,” Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. 60(1), 167–192 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

N. A. Frey, S. Peng, K. Cheng, and S. Sun, “Magnetic nanoparticles: synthesis, functionalization, and applications in bioimaging and magnetic energy storage,” Chem. Soc. Rev. 38(9), 2532–2542 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2006 (2)

A. R. Siekkinen, J. M. McLellan, J. Chen, and Y. Xia, “Rapid synthesis of small silver nanocubes by mediating polyol reduction with a trace amount of sodium sulfide or sodium hydrosulfide,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 432(4-6), 491–496 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

B. J. Wiley, S. H. Im, Z.-Y. Li, J. McLellan, A. Siekkinen, and Y. Xia, “Maneuvering the surface plasmon resonance of silver nanostructures through shape-controlled synthesis,” J. Phys. Chem. B 110(32), 15666–15675 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2005 (1)

B. Wiley, Y. Sun, B. Mayers, and Y. Xia, “Shape-controlled synthesis of metal nanostructures: the case of silver,” Chemistry 11(2), 454–463 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2003 (1)

H.-L. Zhang, S. D. Evans, and J. R. Henderson, “Spectroscopic Ellipsometric Evaluation of Gold Nanoparticle Thin Films Fabricated Using Layer-by-Layer Self-Assembly,” Adv. Mater. 15(6), 531–534 (2003).
[Crossref]

1997 (2)

O. Levy and D. Stroud, “Maxwell Garnett theory for mixtures of anisotropic inclusions: Application to conducting polymers,” Phys. Rev. B 56(13), 8035–8046 (1997).
[Crossref]

I. L. Skryabin, A. V. Radchik, P. Moses, and G. B. Smith, “The consistent application of Maxwell–Garnett effective medium theory to anisotropic composites,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 70(17), 2221–2223 (1997).
[Crossref]

1972 (1)

N. E. Christensen, “The band structure of silver and optical interband transitions,” Phys. Status Solidi, B Basic Res. 54(2), 551–563 (1972).
[Crossref]

Ackermann, J.

M. Carlberg, F. Pourcin, O. Margeat, J. Le Rouzo, G. Berginc, R.-M. Sauvage, J. Ackermann, and L. Escoubas, “Optical response of heterogeneous polymer layers containing silver nanostructures,” Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 8, 1065–1072 (2017).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D. Duché, F. Bencheikh, S. B. Dkhil, M. Gaceur, N. Berton, O. Margeat, J. Ackermann, J. J. Simon, and L. Escoubas, “Optical performance and color investigations of hybrid solar cells based on P3HT: ZnO, PCPDTBT: ZnO, PTB7: ZnO and DTS (PTTh 2) 2: ZnO,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 126, 197–204 (2014).
[Crossref]

Aradian, A.

Arwin, H.

Ashkarran, A. A.

A. A. Ashkarran and S. Daemi, “Tuning the Plasmon of Metallic Nanostructures: From Silver Nanocubes Toward Gold Nanoboxes,” Plasmonics 11(4), 1011–1017 (2016).
[Crossref]

Barois, P.

Baron, A.

Bencheikh, F.

D. Duché, F. Bencheikh, S. B. Dkhil, M. Gaceur, N. Berton, O. Margeat, J. Ackermann, J. J. Simon, and L. Escoubas, “Optical performance and color investigations of hybrid solar cells based on P3HT: ZnO, PCPDTBT: ZnO, PTB7: ZnO and DTS (PTTh 2) 2: ZnO,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 126, 197–204 (2014).
[Crossref]

Berginc, G.

M. Carlberg, F. Pourcin, O. Margeat, J. Le Rouzo, G. Berginc, R.-M. Sauvage, J. Ackermann, and L. Escoubas, “Optical response of heterogeneous polymer layers containing silver nanostructures,” Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 8, 1065–1072 (2017).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Berton, N.

D. Duché, F. Bencheikh, S. B. Dkhil, M. Gaceur, N. Berton, O. Margeat, J. Ackermann, J. J. Simon, and L. Escoubas, “Optical performance and color investigations of hybrid solar cells based on P3HT: ZnO, PCPDTBT: ZnO, PTB7: ZnO and DTS (PTTh 2) 2: ZnO,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 126, 197–204 (2014).
[Crossref]

Carlberg, M.

M. Carlberg, F. Pourcin, O. Margeat, J. Le Rouzo, G. Berginc, R.-M. Sauvage, J. Ackermann, and L. Escoubas, “Optical response of heterogeneous polymer layers containing silver nanostructures,” Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 8, 1065–1072 (2017).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Chen, J.

Q. Zhang, W. Li, L.-P. Wen, J. Chen, and Y. Xia, “Facile synthesis of Ag nanocubes of 30 to 70 nm in edge length with CF(3)COOAg as a precursor,” Chemistry 16(33), 10234–10239 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. R. Siekkinen, J. M. McLellan, J. Chen, and Y. Xia, “Rapid synthesis of small silver nanocubes by mediating polyol reduction with a trace amount of sodium sulfide or sodium hydrosulfide,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 432(4-6), 491–496 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Cheng, K.

N. A. Frey, S. Peng, K. Cheng, and S. Sun, “Magnetic nanoparticles: synthesis, functionalization, and applications in bioimaging and magnetic energy storage,” Chem. Soc. Rev. 38(9), 2532–2542 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Christensen, N. E.

N. E. Christensen, “The band structure of silver and optical interband transitions,” Phys. Status Solidi, B Basic Res. 54(2), 551–563 (1972).
[Crossref]

Correa-Duarte, M. A.

Cortie, M. B.

M. B. Cortie and A. M. McDonagh, “Synthesis and optical properties of hybrid and alloy plasmonic nanoparticles,” Chem. Rev. 111(6), 3713–3735 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Daemi, S.

A. A. Ashkarran and S. Daemi, “Tuning the Plasmon of Metallic Nanostructures: From Silver Nanocubes Toward Gold Nanoboxes,” Plasmonics 11(4), 1011–1017 (2016).
[Crossref]

Dahmouchene, N.

M. Voué, N. Dahmouchene, and J. De Coninck, “Annealing of polymer films with embedded silver nanoparticles: Effect on optical properties,” Thin Solid Films 519(9), 2963–2967 (2011).
[Crossref]

de Aberasturi, D. J.

D. J. de Aberasturi, A. B. Serrano-Montes, and L. M. Liz-Marzán, “Modern Applications of Plasmonic Nanoparticles: From Energy to Health,” Adv. Opt. Mater. 3(5), 602–617 (2015).
[Crossref]

De Coninck, J.

M. Voué, N. Dahmouchene, and J. De Coninck, “Annealing of polymer films with embedded silver nanoparticles: Effect on optical properties,” Thin Solid Films 519(9), 2963–2967 (2011).
[Crossref]

Dkhil, S. B.

D. Duché, F. Bencheikh, S. B. Dkhil, M. Gaceur, N. Berton, O. Margeat, J. Ackermann, J. J. Simon, and L. Escoubas, “Optical performance and color investigations of hybrid solar cells based on P3HT: ZnO, PCPDTBT: ZnO, PTB7: ZnO and DTS (PTTh 2) 2: ZnO,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 126, 197–204 (2014).
[Crossref]

Duché, D.

D. Duché, F. Bencheikh, S. B. Dkhil, M. Gaceur, N. Berton, O. Margeat, J. Ackermann, J. J. Simon, and L. Escoubas, “Optical performance and color investigations of hybrid solar cells based on P3HT: ZnO, PCPDTBT: ZnO, PTB7: ZnO and DTS (PTTh 2) 2: ZnO,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 126, 197–204 (2014).
[Crossref]

Ehrhardt, K.

El-Safty, S. A.

M. A. Shenashen, S. A. El-Safty, and E. A. Elshehy, “Synthesis, Morphological Control, and Properties of Silver Nanoparticles in Potential Applications,” Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 31(3), 293–316 (2014).
[Crossref]

Elshehy, E. A.

M. A. Shenashen, S. A. El-Safty, and E. A. Elshehy, “Synthesis, Morphological Control, and Properties of Silver Nanoparticles in Potential Applications,” Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 31(3), 293–316 (2014).
[Crossref]

Escoubas, L.

M. Carlberg, F. Pourcin, O. Margeat, J. Le Rouzo, G. Berginc, R.-M. Sauvage, J. Ackermann, and L. Escoubas, “Optical response of heterogeneous polymer layers containing silver nanostructures,” Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 8, 1065–1072 (2017).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D. Duché, F. Bencheikh, S. B. Dkhil, M. Gaceur, N. Berton, O. Margeat, J. Ackermann, J. J. Simon, and L. Escoubas, “Optical performance and color investigations of hybrid solar cells based on P3HT: ZnO, PCPDTBT: ZnO, PTB7: ZnO and DTS (PTTh 2) 2: ZnO,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 126, 197–204 (2014).
[Crossref]

Evans, S. D.

H.-L. Zhang, S. D. Evans, and J. R. Henderson, “Spectroscopic Ellipsometric Evaluation of Gold Nanoparticle Thin Films Fabricated Using Layer-by-Layer Self-Assembly,” Adv. Mater. 15(6), 531–534 (2003).
[Crossref]

Facsko, S.

Feldmann, J.

T. K. Sau, A. L. Rogach, F. Jäckel, T. A. Klar, and J. Feldmann, “Properties and applications of colloidal nonspherical noble metal nanoparticles,” Adv. Mater. 22(16), 1805–1825 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Frey, N. A.

N. A. Frey, S. Peng, K. Cheng, and S. Sun, “Magnetic nanoparticles: synthesis, functionalization, and applications in bioimaging and magnetic energy storage,” Chem. Soc. Rev. 38(9), 2532–2542 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Gaceur, M.

D. Duché, F. Bencheikh, S. B. Dkhil, M. Gaceur, N. Berton, O. Margeat, J. Ackermann, J. J. Simon, and L. Escoubas, “Optical performance and color investigations of hybrid solar cells based on P3HT: ZnO, PCPDTBT: ZnO, PTB7: ZnO and DTS (PTTh 2) 2: ZnO,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 126, 197–204 (2014).
[Crossref]

Gibbs, W. E. K.

Grigorenko, A. N.

A. Baron, A. Iazzolino, K. Ehrhardt, J.-B. Salmon, A. Aradian, V. Kravets, A. N. Grigorenko, J. Leng, A. Le Beulze, M. Tréguer-Delapierre, M. A. Correa-Duarte, and P. Barois, “Bulk optical metamaterials assembled by microfluidic evaporation,” Opt. Mater. Express 3(11), 1792–1797 (2013).
[Crossref]

V. G. Kravets, S. Neubeck, A. N. Grigorenko, and A. F. Kravets, “Plasmonic blackbody: Strong absorption of light by metal nanoparticles embedded in a dielectric matrix,” Phys. Rev. B 81(16), 165401 (2010).
[Crossref]

Henderson, J. R.

H.-L. Zhang, S. D. Evans, and J. R. Henderson, “Spectroscopic Ellipsometric Evaluation of Gold Nanoparticle Thin Films Fabricated Using Layer-by-Layer Self-Assembly,” Adv. Mater. 15(6), 531–534 (2003).
[Crossref]

Iazzolino, A.

Im, S. H.

B. J. Wiley, S. H. Im, Z.-Y. Li, J. McLellan, A. Siekkinen, and Y. Xia, “Maneuvering the surface plasmon resonance of silver nanostructures through shape-controlled synthesis,” J. Phys. Chem. B 110(32), 15666–15675 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Jäckel, F.

T. K. Sau, A. L. Rogach, F. Jäckel, T. A. Klar, and J. Feldmann, “Properties and applications of colloidal nonspherical noble metal nanoparticles,” Adv. Mater. 22(16), 1805–1825 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Juodkazis, S.

Klar, T. A.

T. K. Sau, A. L. Rogach, F. Jäckel, T. A. Klar, and J. Feldmann, “Properties and applications of colloidal nonspherical noble metal nanoparticles,” Adv. Mater. 22(16), 1805–1825 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Kravets, A. F.

V. G. Kravets, S. Neubeck, A. N. Grigorenko, and A. F. Kravets, “Plasmonic blackbody: Strong absorption of light by metal nanoparticles embedded in a dielectric matrix,” Phys. Rev. B 81(16), 165401 (2010).
[Crossref]

Kravets, V.

Kravets, V. G.

V. G. Kravets, S. Neubeck, A. N. Grigorenko, and A. F. Kravets, “Plasmonic blackbody: Strong absorption of light by metal nanoparticles embedded in a dielectric matrix,” Phys. Rev. B 81(16), 165401 (2010).
[Crossref]

Le Beulze, A.

Le Rouzo, J.

M. Carlberg, F. Pourcin, O. Margeat, J. Le Rouzo, G. Berginc, R.-M. Sauvage, J. Ackermann, and L. Escoubas, “Optical response of heterogeneous polymer layers containing silver nanostructures,” Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 8, 1065–1072 (2017).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Leng, J.

Levy, O.

O. Levy and D. Stroud, “Maxwell Garnett theory for mixtures of anisotropic inclusions: Application to conducting polymers,” Phys. Rev. B 56(13), 8035–8046 (1997).
[Crossref]

Li, W.

Q. Zhang, W. Li, L.-P. Wen, J. Chen, and Y. Xia, “Facile synthesis of Ag nanocubes of 30 to 70 nm in edge length with CF(3)COOAg as a precursor,” Chemistry 16(33), 10234–10239 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Li, Z.-Y.

B. J. Wiley, S. H. Im, Z.-Y. Li, J. McLellan, A. Siekkinen, and Y. Xia, “Maneuvering the surface plasmon resonance of silver nanostructures through shape-controlled synthesis,” J. Phys. Chem. B 110(32), 15666–15675 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Liz-Marzán, L. M.

D. J. de Aberasturi, A. B. Serrano-Montes, and L. M. Liz-Marzán, “Modern Applications of Plasmonic Nanoparticles: From Energy to Health,” Adv. Opt. Mater. 3(5), 602–617 (2015).
[Crossref]

Loncaric, M.

M. Lončarić, J. Sancho-Parramon, and H. Zorc, “Optical properties of gold island films—a spectroscopic ellipsometry study,” Thin Solid Films 519(9), 2946–2950 (2011).
[Crossref]

Lu, X.

X. Lu, M. Rycenga, S. E. Skrabalak, B. Wiley, and Y. Xia, “Chemical synthesis of novel plasmonic nanoparticles,” Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. 60(1), 167–192 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Margeat, O.

M. Carlberg, F. Pourcin, O. Margeat, J. Le Rouzo, G. Berginc, R.-M. Sauvage, J. Ackermann, and L. Escoubas, “Optical response of heterogeneous polymer layers containing silver nanostructures,” Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 8, 1065–1072 (2017).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D. Duché, F. Bencheikh, S. B. Dkhil, M. Gaceur, N. Berton, O. Margeat, J. Ackermann, J. J. Simon, and L. Escoubas, “Optical performance and color investigations of hybrid solar cells based on P3HT: ZnO, PCPDTBT: ZnO, PTB7: ZnO and DTS (PTTh 2) 2: ZnO,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 126, 197–204 (2014).
[Crossref]

Mayers, B.

B. Wiley, Y. Sun, B. Mayers, and Y. Xia, “Shape-controlled synthesis of metal nanostructures: the case of silver,” Chemistry 11(2), 454–463 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

McDonagh, A. M.

M. B. Cortie and A. M. McDonagh, “Synthesis and optical properties of hybrid and alloy plasmonic nanoparticles,” Chem. Rev. 111(6), 3713–3735 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

McLellan, J.

B. J. Wiley, S. H. Im, Z.-Y. Li, J. McLellan, A. Siekkinen, and Y. Xia, “Maneuvering the surface plasmon resonance of silver nanostructures through shape-controlled synthesis,” J. Phys. Chem. B 110(32), 15666–15675 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

McLellan, J. M.

A. R. Siekkinen, J. M. McLellan, J. Chen, and Y. Xia, “Rapid synthesis of small silver nanocubes by mediating polyol reduction with a trace amount of sodium sulfide or sodium hydrosulfide,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 432(4-6), 491–496 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Moiseev, S. G.

S. G. Moiseev, “Active Maxwell–Garnett composite with the unit refractive index,” Physica B 405(14), 3042–3045 (2010).
[Crossref]

Moses, P.

I. L. Skryabin, A. V. Radchik, P. Moses, and G. B. Smith, “The consistent application of Maxwell–Garnett effective medium theory to anisotropic composites,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 70(17), 2221–2223 (1997).
[Crossref]

Neubeck, S.

V. G. Kravets, S. Neubeck, A. N. Grigorenko, and A. F. Kravets, “Plasmonic blackbody: Strong absorption of light by metal nanoparticles embedded in a dielectric matrix,” Phys. Rev. B 81(16), 165401 (2010).
[Crossref]

Oates, T. W.

Peng, S.

N. A. Frey, S. Peng, K. Cheng, and S. Sun, “Magnetic nanoparticles: synthesis, functionalization, and applications in bioimaging and magnetic energy storage,” Chem. Soc. Rev. 38(9), 2532–2542 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Perera, M. N.

Pourcin, F.

M. Carlberg, F. Pourcin, O. Margeat, J. Le Rouzo, G. Berginc, R.-M. Sauvage, J. Ackermann, and L. Escoubas, “Optical response of heterogeneous polymer layers containing silver nanostructures,” Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 8, 1065–1072 (2017).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Radchik, A. V.

I. L. Skryabin, A. V. Radchik, P. Moses, and G. B. Smith, “The consistent application of Maxwell–Garnett effective medium theory to anisotropic composites,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 70(17), 2221–2223 (1997).
[Crossref]

Ranjan, M.

Rogach, A. L.

T. K. Sau, A. L. Rogach, F. Jäckel, T. A. Klar, and J. Feldmann, “Properties and applications of colloidal nonspherical noble metal nanoparticles,” Adv. Mater. 22(16), 1805–1825 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Rycenga, M.

X. Lu, M. Rycenga, S. E. Skrabalak, B. Wiley, and Y. Xia, “Chemical synthesis of novel plasmonic nanoparticles,” Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. 60(1), 167–192 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Salmon, J.-B.

Sancho-Parramon, J.

M. Lončarić, J. Sancho-Parramon, and H. Zorc, “Optical properties of gold island films—a spectroscopic ellipsometry study,” Thin Solid Films 519(9), 2946–2950 (2011).
[Crossref]

Sau, T. K.

T. K. Sau, A. L. Rogach, F. Jäckel, T. A. Klar, and J. Feldmann, “Properties and applications of colloidal nonspherical noble metal nanoparticles,” Adv. Mater. 22(16), 1805–1825 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Sauvage, R.-M.

M. Carlberg, F. Pourcin, O. Margeat, J. Le Rouzo, G. Berginc, R.-M. Sauvage, J. Ackermann, and L. Escoubas, “Optical response of heterogeneous polymer layers containing silver nanostructures,” Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 8, 1065–1072 (2017).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Schmidt, D.

Serrano-Montes, A. B.

D. J. de Aberasturi, A. B. Serrano-Montes, and L. M. Liz-Marzán, “Modern Applications of Plasmonic Nanoparticles: From Energy to Health,” Adv. Opt. Mater. 3(5), 602–617 (2015).
[Crossref]

Shenashen, M. A.

M. A. Shenashen, S. A. El-Safty, and E. A. Elshehy, “Synthesis, Morphological Control, and Properties of Silver Nanoparticles in Potential Applications,” Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 31(3), 293–316 (2014).
[Crossref]

Siekkinen, A.

B. J. Wiley, S. H. Im, Z.-Y. Li, J. McLellan, A. Siekkinen, and Y. Xia, “Maneuvering the surface plasmon resonance of silver nanostructures through shape-controlled synthesis,” J. Phys. Chem. B 110(32), 15666–15675 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Siekkinen, A. R.

A. R. Siekkinen, J. M. McLellan, J. Chen, and Y. Xia, “Rapid synthesis of small silver nanocubes by mediating polyol reduction with a trace amount of sodium sulfide or sodium hydrosulfide,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 432(4-6), 491–496 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Simon, J. J.

D. Duché, F. Bencheikh, S. B. Dkhil, M. Gaceur, N. Berton, O. Margeat, J. Ackermann, J. J. Simon, and L. Escoubas, “Optical performance and color investigations of hybrid solar cells based on P3HT: ZnO, PCPDTBT: ZnO, PTB7: ZnO and DTS (PTTh 2) 2: ZnO,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 126, 197–204 (2014).
[Crossref]

Skrabalak, S. E.

X. Lu, M. Rycenga, S. E. Skrabalak, B. Wiley, and Y. Xia, “Chemical synthesis of novel plasmonic nanoparticles,” Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. 60(1), 167–192 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Skryabin, I. L.

I. L. Skryabin, A. V. Radchik, P. Moses, and G. B. Smith, “The consistent application of Maxwell–Garnett effective medium theory to anisotropic composites,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 70(17), 2221–2223 (1997).
[Crossref]

Smith, G. B.

I. L. Skryabin, A. V. Radchik, P. Moses, and G. B. Smith, “The consistent application of Maxwell–Garnett effective medium theory to anisotropic composites,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 70(17), 2221–2223 (1997).
[Crossref]

Stoddart, P. R.

Stroud, D.

O. Levy and D. Stroud, “Maxwell Garnett theory for mixtures of anisotropic inclusions: Application to conducting polymers,” Phys. Rev. B 56(13), 8035–8046 (1997).
[Crossref]

Sun, S.

N. A. Frey, S. Peng, K. Cheng, and S. Sun, “Magnetic nanoparticles: synthesis, functionalization, and applications in bioimaging and magnetic energy storage,” Chem. Soc. Rev. 38(9), 2532–2542 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Sun, Y.

B. Wiley, Y. Sun, B. Mayers, and Y. Xia, “Shape-controlled synthesis of metal nanostructures: the case of silver,” Chemistry 11(2), 454–463 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Tréguer-Delapierre, M.

Voué, M.

M. Voué, N. Dahmouchene, and J. De Coninck, “Annealing of polymer films with embedded silver nanoparticles: Effect on optical properties,” Thin Solid Films 519(9), 2963–2967 (2011).
[Crossref]

Wen, L.-P.

Q. Zhang, W. Li, L.-P. Wen, J. Chen, and Y. Xia, “Facile synthesis of Ag nanocubes of 30 to 70 nm in edge length with CF(3)COOAg as a precursor,” Chemistry 16(33), 10234–10239 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Wiley, B.

X. Lu, M. Rycenga, S. E. Skrabalak, B. Wiley, and Y. Xia, “Chemical synthesis of novel plasmonic nanoparticles,” Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. 60(1), 167–192 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

B. Wiley, Y. Sun, B. Mayers, and Y. Xia, “Shape-controlled synthesis of metal nanostructures: the case of silver,” Chemistry 11(2), 454–463 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Wiley, B. J.

B. J. Wiley, S. H. Im, Z.-Y. Li, J. McLellan, A. Siekkinen, and Y. Xia, “Maneuvering the surface plasmon resonance of silver nanostructures through shape-controlled synthesis,” J. Phys. Chem. B 110(32), 15666–15675 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Xia, Y.

Q. Zhang, W. Li, L.-P. Wen, J. Chen, and Y. Xia, “Facile synthesis of Ag nanocubes of 30 to 70 nm in edge length with CF(3)COOAg as a precursor,” Chemistry 16(33), 10234–10239 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

X. Lu, M. Rycenga, S. E. Skrabalak, B. Wiley, and Y. Xia, “Chemical synthesis of novel plasmonic nanoparticles,” Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. 60(1), 167–192 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. R. Siekkinen, J. M. McLellan, J. Chen, and Y. Xia, “Rapid synthesis of small silver nanocubes by mediating polyol reduction with a trace amount of sodium sulfide or sodium hydrosulfide,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 432(4-6), 491–496 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

B. J. Wiley, S. H. Im, Z.-Y. Li, J. McLellan, A. Siekkinen, and Y. Xia, “Maneuvering the surface plasmon resonance of silver nanostructures through shape-controlled synthesis,” J. Phys. Chem. B 110(32), 15666–15675 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

B. Wiley, Y. Sun, B. Mayers, and Y. Xia, “Shape-controlled synthesis of metal nanostructures: the case of silver,” Chemistry 11(2), 454–463 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Zhang, H.-L.

H.-L. Zhang, S. D. Evans, and J. R. Henderson, “Spectroscopic Ellipsometric Evaluation of Gold Nanoparticle Thin Films Fabricated Using Layer-by-Layer Self-Assembly,” Adv. Mater. 15(6), 531–534 (2003).
[Crossref]

Zhang, Q.

Q. Zhang, W. Li, L.-P. Wen, J. Chen, and Y. Xia, “Facile synthesis of Ag nanocubes of 30 to 70 nm in edge length with CF(3)COOAg as a precursor,” Chemistry 16(33), 10234–10239 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Zorc, H.

M. Lončarić, J. Sancho-Parramon, and H. Zorc, “Optical properties of gold island films—a spectroscopic ellipsometry study,” Thin Solid Films 519(9), 2946–2950 (2011).
[Crossref]

Adv. Mater. (2)

T. K. Sau, A. L. Rogach, F. Jäckel, T. A. Klar, and J. Feldmann, “Properties and applications of colloidal nonspherical noble metal nanoparticles,” Adv. Mater. 22(16), 1805–1825 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

H.-L. Zhang, S. D. Evans, and J. R. Henderson, “Spectroscopic Ellipsometric Evaluation of Gold Nanoparticle Thin Films Fabricated Using Layer-by-Layer Self-Assembly,” Adv. Mater. 15(6), 531–534 (2003).
[Crossref]

Adv. Opt. Mater. (1)

D. J. de Aberasturi, A. B. Serrano-Montes, and L. M. Liz-Marzán, “Modern Applications of Plasmonic Nanoparticles: From Energy to Health,” Adv. Opt. Mater. 3(5), 602–617 (2015).
[Crossref]

Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. (1)

X. Lu, M. Rycenga, S. E. Skrabalak, B. Wiley, and Y. Xia, “Chemical synthesis of novel plasmonic nanoparticles,” Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. 60(1), 167–192 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

I. L. Skryabin, A. V. Radchik, P. Moses, and G. B. Smith, “The consistent application of Maxwell–Garnett effective medium theory to anisotropic composites,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 70(17), 2221–2223 (1997).
[Crossref]

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. (1)

M. Carlberg, F. Pourcin, O. Margeat, J. Le Rouzo, G. Berginc, R.-M. Sauvage, J. Ackermann, and L. Escoubas, “Optical response of heterogeneous polymer layers containing silver nanostructures,” Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 8, 1065–1072 (2017).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Chem. Phys. Lett. (1)

A. R. Siekkinen, J. M. McLellan, J. Chen, and Y. Xia, “Rapid synthesis of small silver nanocubes by mediating polyol reduction with a trace amount of sodium sulfide or sodium hydrosulfide,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 432(4-6), 491–496 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Chem. Rev. (1)

M. B. Cortie and A. M. McDonagh, “Synthesis and optical properties of hybrid and alloy plasmonic nanoparticles,” Chem. Rev. 111(6), 3713–3735 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Chem. Soc. Rev. (1)

N. A. Frey, S. Peng, K. Cheng, and S. Sun, “Magnetic nanoparticles: synthesis, functionalization, and applications in bioimaging and magnetic energy storage,” Chem. Soc. Rev. 38(9), 2532–2542 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Chemistry (2)

B. Wiley, Y. Sun, B. Mayers, and Y. Xia, “Shape-controlled synthesis of metal nanostructures: the case of silver,” Chemistry 11(2), 454–463 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Q. Zhang, W. Li, L.-P. Wen, J. Chen, and Y. Xia, “Facile synthesis of Ag nanocubes of 30 to 70 nm in edge length with CF(3)COOAg as a precursor,” Chemistry 16(33), 10234–10239 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Phys. Chem. B (1)

B. J. Wiley, S. H. Im, Z.-Y. Li, J. McLellan, A. Siekkinen, and Y. Xia, “Maneuvering the surface plasmon resonance of silver nanostructures through shape-controlled synthesis,” J. Phys. Chem. B 110(32), 15666–15675 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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Opt. Mater. Express (1)

Part. Part. Syst. Charact. (1)

M. A. Shenashen, S. A. El-Safty, and E. A. Elshehy, “Synthesis, Morphological Control, and Properties of Silver Nanoparticles in Potential Applications,” Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 31(3), 293–316 (2014).
[Crossref]

Phys. Rev. B (2)

V. G. Kravets, S. Neubeck, A. N. Grigorenko, and A. F. Kravets, “Plasmonic blackbody: Strong absorption of light by metal nanoparticles embedded in a dielectric matrix,” Phys. Rev. B 81(16), 165401 (2010).
[Crossref]

O. Levy and D. Stroud, “Maxwell Garnett theory for mixtures of anisotropic inclusions: Application to conducting polymers,” Phys. Rev. B 56(13), 8035–8046 (1997).
[Crossref]

Phys. Status Solidi, B Basic Res. (1)

N. E. Christensen, “The band structure of silver and optical interband transitions,” Phys. Status Solidi, B Basic Res. 54(2), 551–563 (1972).
[Crossref]

Physica B (1)

S. G. Moiseev, “Active Maxwell–Garnett composite with the unit refractive index,” Physica B 405(14), 3042–3045 (2010).
[Crossref]

Plasmonics (1)

A. A. Ashkarran and S. Daemi, “Tuning the Plasmon of Metallic Nanostructures: From Silver Nanocubes Toward Gold Nanoboxes,” Plasmonics 11(4), 1011–1017 (2016).
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Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells (1)

D. Duché, F. Bencheikh, S. B. Dkhil, M. Gaceur, N. Berton, O. Margeat, J. Ackermann, J. J. Simon, and L. Escoubas, “Optical performance and color investigations of hybrid solar cells based on P3HT: ZnO, PCPDTBT: ZnO, PTB7: ZnO and DTS (PTTh 2) 2: ZnO,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 126, 197–204 (2014).
[Crossref]

Thin Solid Films (2)

M. Lončarić, J. Sancho-Parramon, and H. Zorc, “Optical properties of gold island films—a spectroscopic ellipsometry study,” Thin Solid Films 519(9), 2946–2950 (2011).
[Crossref]

M. Voué, N. Dahmouchene, and J. De Coninck, “Annealing of polymer films with embedded silver nanoparticles: Effect on optical properties,” Thin Solid Films 519(9), 2963–2967 (2011).
[Crossref]

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J. A. Woollam, B. D. Johs, C. M. Herzinger, J. N. Hilfiker, R. A. Synowicki, and C. L. Bungay, “Overview of variable-angle spectroscopic ellipsometry (VASE): I. Basic theory and typical applications,” in Optical Metrology (1999), pp. 3–28.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1 : Complex optical indices n and k for SE data fitted with (a) a Cauchy and a Gauss law and (b) a Cauchy and a Lorentz law. (c) Measured reflectance compared to calculated reflectance. (d) TEM image of silver nanospheres. The scale bar represents 100 nm.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 : (a) TEM image of synthetized silver nanocubes. The scale bar represents 100 nm. (b) Complex refractive indices n and k of nanocubes in PVP and (b) calculated and measured reflectance R of the nanocubes in PVP on Si substrate.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 : (a) Complex refractive indices n and k of nanospheres and nanocubes blend in PVP and (b) the normalized extinction coefficient k compared to the one of nanospheres in PVP and nanocubes in PVP.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 : (a) Schematic of a CPS sample. (b) Complex refractive indices n and k of CPS multilayer stack. (c) Normalized extinction coefficient k compared to the one of nanospheres in PVP and nanocubes in PVP.

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Table 1 Review of the laws accounting for the optical properties of noble metal nanoparticles.

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