Size-selective optical printing of silicon nanoparticles through their dipolar magnetic resonance

Cecilia Zaza, Ianina L. Violi, Julián Gargiulo, Germán Chiarelli, Ludmilla Schumacher, Jurij Jakobi, Jorge Olmos-Trigo, Emiliano Cortes, Matthias König, Stephan Barcikowski, Sebastian Schlücker, Juan José Saénz, Stefan A. Maier, Fernando D. Stefani

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Surfactant-free silicon nanoparticles of a predefined and narrow (σ < 10 nm) size range can be selectively immobilized on a substrate by optical printing from a polydisperse colloidal suspension by tuning the light wavelength to their size-dependent magnetic dipolar resonance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComplex Light and Optical Forces XIV
EditorsDavid L. Andrews, Enrique J. Galvez, Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop
Place of PublicationUnited States
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781510633575
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Complex Light and Optical Forces 2020 - San Francisco, United States of America
Duration: 4 Feb 20205 Feb 2020
Conference number: XIV

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceConference on Complex Light and Optical Forces 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CitySan Francisco
Internet address


  • alldielectric metamaterials
  • colloidal silicon
  • magnetic dipole
  • optical manipulation
  • radiation pressure
  • sorting

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