We report the self-assembly of a size- and position-controlled ultralong nanodot chain using a novel effect of near-field optical desorption. A sub-100-nm dot chain with a deviation of 5 nm forms at a size based on plasmon resonance, depending on the photon energy; the resulting structure forms a high-transmission-efficiency nanoscale waveguide. Using this method with simple lithographically patterned substrates allows one to increase the throughput of the production of nanoscale structures dramatically at all scales.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanical Engineering