Actively Tunable Visible Surface Plasmons in Bi2Te3 and their Energy-Harvesting Applications

Meng Zhao, Jie Zhang, Nengyue Gao, Peng Song, Michel Bosman, Bo Peng, Baoquan Sun, Cheng Wei Qiu, Qing Hua Xu, Qiaoliang Bao, Kian Ping Loh

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Hexagonal Bi2Te3 nanoplates support visible-range surface plasmons, of which the resonance energy is tuned as wide as 400 nm by Se doping and the resonance intensity is modulated by utilizing the phase change between the crystalline and amorphous states. The potential of Bi2Te3 for reconfigurable plasmonics, plasmon-enhanced solar cells, and photoluminescence is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3138-3144
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2016


  • BiTe
  • energy harvesting
  • novel plasmonic materials
  • photoluminescence enhancement
  • plasmon modulation

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