[Shoichi Kubo] Creation of chiral nano-templates through controlled nano-spaces towards visible frequency metamaterials

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Shoichi Kubo

Shoichi Kubo

Research Center for Functional Materials, National Institute for Materials Science
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The aim of the project is to create chiral nano-templates by self-organization of liquid crystalline (LC) polymers and to fabricate gold nanocoils with a feature size of sub-100 nm towards visible frequency metamaterials. Chiral nano-templates will be realized by introduction of controlled nanospaces in LC polymers to accept functional chiral molecules and assistance of nanospaces to regulate the formation of self-organized structures. The project includes interdisciplinary study to develop innovative optical devices through the molecular-level nanospaces, formation of high-order structures of polymers, and selective metallization in nanospaces towards the fabrication of gold nanocoils.

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