Optical Properties of Anisotropic Metamaterial Nanowires

Authored by: Wentao Trent Lu , Srinivas Sridhar

Handbook of Nanophysics

Print publication date:  September  2010
Online publication date:  September  2010

Print ISBN: 9781420075427
eBook ISBN: 9781420075434
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781420075434-31

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Abstract

The booming growth of nanoscience and nanotechnology is driven by our increasing capability of nanofabrication, new understanding of nanosized structures and materials, and new applications in material science and medicine. There are two methods for nanofabrication: top down and bottom up. The top-down method has been shrinking in size from the microscale to the nanoscale due to the use of shorter wavelengths in optical lithography. The bottom-up self-assembly method has been refined to fabricate more fancy and complicated structures.

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