Superbackscattering nanoparticle dimers

Iñigo Liberal, Iñigo Ederra, Ramón Gonzalo, Richard W Ziolkowski

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Abstract

The theory and design of superbackscattering nanoparticle dimers are presented. We analytically derive the optimal configurations and the upper bound of their backscattering cross-sections. In particular, it is demonstrated that electrically small nanoparticle dimers can enhance the backscattering by a factor of 6.25 with respect to single dipolar particles. We demonstrate that optimal designs approaching this theoretical limit can be found by using a simple circuit model. The study of practical implementations based on plasmonic and high-permittivity particles has been also addressed. Moreover, the numerical examples reveal that the dimers can attain close to a fourfold enhancement of the single nanoparticle response even in the presence of high losses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number274001
JournalNanotechnology
Volume26
Issue number27
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 10 2015

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Dimers
Backscattering
Nanoparticles
Permittivity
Networks (circuits)
Optimal design

Keywords

  • dimmers
  • electromagnetic
  • nanoparticles
  • scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Science(all)

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Superbackscattering nanoparticle dimers. / Liberal, Iñigo; Ederra, Iñigo; Gonzalo, Ramón; Ziolkowski, Richard W.

In: Nanotechnology, Vol. 26, No. 27, 274001, 10.07.2015.

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Liberal, Iñigo ; Ederra, Iñigo ; Gonzalo, Ramón ; Ziolkowski, Richard W. / Superbackscattering nanoparticle dimers. In: Nanotechnology. 2015 ; Vol. 26, No. 27.
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