Giovanni Mattei

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SiO(2) and TiO(2) dielectric nanoparticles are arranged in linear arrays, supporting collective Bragg modes, and employed as dielectric nanoantennae. Electrodynamic calculations show that strong, tunable, and lossless light extraction is obtained in a wide spectral range, including UV, visible, and near-infrared regions, in opposition to poor enhancement(More)
We have developed an Ir/Si multilayer for extreme ultraviolet (EUV) applications. Normal incidence reflectance measurements of a prototype film tuned to 30 nm wavelength show superior performance relative to a conventional Mo/Si multilayer structure; we also find good stability over time. Transmission electron microscopy and electron dispersive x-ray(More)
A full-interaction electromagnetic approach is applied to interpret the local- and far-field properties of AuAg alloy nanoplanets (i.e. a central cluster surrounded by small "satellite" clusters very close to its surface) fabricated in silica by ion implantation and ion irradiation techniques. Optical extinction spectroscopy reveals a large plasmon redshift(More)
Metal (Au, Pt, Au@Pt) and metal oxide (TiO(2)) nanoparticles are synthesized with colloidal techniques and subsequently used as nanocrystal inks for thin films deposition. The optical properties of Au colloids are strongly influenced by both Pt and TiO(2) interfaces: while platinum causes a damping and a blue-shift of the Au Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR)(More)
The quest for efficient ways of modulating localized surface plasmon resonance is one of the frontiers in current research in plasmonics; the use of a magnetic field as a source of modulation is among the most promising candidates for active plasmonics. Here we report the observation of magnetoplasmonic modes on colloidal gold nanoparticles detected by(More)
We report the achievement of sensitive gas detection using periodic silver nanoprisms fabricated by a simple and low-cost lithographic technique. The presence of sharp tips combined with the periodic arrangement of the nanoprisms allowed the excitement of isolated and interacting localized surface plasmon resonances. Specific sensing capabilities with(More)
Thin-film composites comprised of NiO and NiO/Au nanoparticles in a porous SiO(2) matrix have been prepared using the sol-gel technique. When at elevated temperatures (200 °C< T<350 °C) and exposed to carbon monoxide, the films undergo reversible changes in optical transmittance at wavelengths in the visible-near IR region. For NiO composite films heated at(More)
Lipid-containing nanostructures, in the form of solid lipid nanoparticles or iron oxide nanoparticles (NPs) coated with a lipid shell, were used as case studies for assessing and optimizing staining for transmission electron microscopy structural and compositional characterization. These systems are of paramount importance as drug delivery systems or as(More)
Linear arrays of noble metal nanoparticles, supporting Bragg plasmonic resonances, are proposed as optical nanoantennae. Electrodynamic calculations show that tunable, directional and wavelength selective emission enhancement is obtained throughout the visible and near-infrared spectrum by varying the dielectric environment and the array geometrical(More)