Controllable fabrication of two-dimensional patterned VO2 nanoparticle, nanodome, and nanonet arrays with tunable temperature-dependent localized surface plasmon resonance

Yujie Ke, Xinglin Wen, Dongyuan Zhao, Renchao Che, Qihua Xiong, Yi Long

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A universal approach to develop various two-dimensional ordered nanostructures, namely nanoparticle, nanonet and nanodome arrays with controllable periodicity, ranging from 100 nm to 1 μm, has been developed in centimeter-scale by nanosphere lithography technique. Hexagonally patterned vanadium dioxide (VO2) nanoparticle array with average diameter down to sub-100 nm as well as 160 nm of periodicity is fabricated, exhibiting distinct size-, media-, and temperature-dependent localized surface plasmon resonance switching behaviors, which fits well with the predication of simulations. We specifically explore their decent thermochromic performance in an energy saving smart window and develop a proof-of-concept demo which proves the effectiveness of patterned VO2 film to serve as a smart thermal radiation control. This versatile and facile approach to fabricate various ordered nanostructures integrated with attractive phase change characteristics of VO2 may inspire the study of temperature-dependent physical responses and the development of smart devices in extensive areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7542-7551
Number of pages10
JournalACS Nano
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • localized surface plasmon resonance
  • nanosphere lithography
  • near-infrared modulation
  • patterned nanostructure
  • smart devices
  • thermochromics
  • vanadium dioxide

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