Nano-Architecture Driven Plasmonic Field Enhancement in 3D Graphene Structures

Kriti Agarwal, Chunhui Dai, Daeha Joung, Jeong-Hyun Cho

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The limited spatial coverage of the plasmon enhanced near-field in 2D graphene ribbons presents a major hurdle in practical applications. In this study, diverse self-assembled 3D graphene architectures are explored that induce hybridized plasmon modes by simultaneous in-plane and out-of-plane coupling to overcome the limited coverage in 2D ribbons. While 2D graphene can only demonstrate in-plane, bidirectional coupling through the edges, 3D architectures benefit from fully symmetric 360° coupling at the apex of pyramidal graphene, orthogonal four-directional coupling in cubic graphene, and uniform cross-sectional radial coupling in tubular graphene. The 3D coupled vertices, edges, surfaces, and volume induce corresponding enhancement modes that are highly dependent on the shape and dimensions comprising the 3D geometries. The hybridized modes introduced through the 3D coupling amplify the limited plasmon response in 2D ribbons to deliver nondiffusion limited sensors, high efficiency fuel cells, and extreme propagation length optical interconnects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalACS Nano
StatePublished - Dec 27 2018


  • 3D structures
  • graphene
  • near-field enhancement
  • plasmons
  • self-assembly

How much support was provided by MRSEC?

  • Partial

Reporting period for MRSEC

  • Period 6

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article

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