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Nanoparticles composed of magnetic cores with continuous Au shell layers simultaneously possess both magnetic and plasmonic properties. Faceted and tetracubic nanocrystals consisting of wustite with magnetite-rich corners and edges retain magnetic properties when coated with a Au shell layer, with the composite nanostructures showing ferrimagnetic behavior.(More)
It is well-known that the geometry of a nanoshell controls the resonance frequencies of its plasmon modes; however, the properties of the core material also strongly influence its optical properties. Here we report the synthesis of Au nanoshells with semiconductor cores of cuprous oxide and examine their optical characteristics. This material system allows(More)
Using the plasmon hybridization method, we investigate the optical properties of metallic tori of different shapes and for different polarizations. The plasmon energies are found to be strongly dependent on polarization and on the aspect ratio of the torus, which we define as the ratio of the radii of the two circles that define the structure. For incident(More)
We present an investigation of the plasmon-induced electromagnetic near-field around gold nanocrescent (NC) antennas which exhibit localized surface plasmon resonances (LSPRs) in the infrared. To probe the near-field behavior, we monitored the LSPR shift of NCs to adsorption of dielectric layers of varying thickness. The experimental results are analyzed(More)
Reduced-symmetry plasmonic nanostructures can be designed to support a range of novel optical phenomena, such as nanoscale control of the far-field scattering profile and magnetic resonances at optical frequencies. A family of reduced-symmetry nanostructures--plasmonic semishells with specifically shaped and oriented perforations introduced into the(More)
Objective: To evaluate results of surgical intervention in patients with chronic obstructive renal failure. We will try to assess some of the factors that may predict favorable outcomes. Patients and methods: Eighty six patients diagnosed clinically as having chronic obstructive renal failure (53 men 61.63% and 33 women 38.37% ranging in age between 25 and(More)