In this paper, we present a simple and robust numerical method capable of predicting, with high accuracy, the thermal effects occurring for different gold nanoparticle arrangements under externally applied strain. The physical system is numerically implemented in the COMSOL Multiphysics simulation platform. The photothermal response of different arrangements of gold nanoparticles, resonantly excited by linearly polarized light, is considered with the system at rest and under the action of mechanical stress. The generation of heat at the nanoscale is analyzed by considering how this is affected by the variation of the extinction cross section. We describe the peculiar conditions under which mechanically controlled gold nanoparticle arrangements can significantly increase the local temperature due to the formation of localized photothermal hot spots. The resulting systems are envisioned in applications as optomechanically tunable plasmonic heaters.

Tensile control of the thermal flow in plasmonic heaters realized on flexible substrates

Palermo G.;De Luca A.;Caputo R.
2019

Abstract

In this paper, we present a simple and robust numerical method capable of predicting, with high accuracy, the thermal effects occurring for different gold nanoparticle arrangements under externally applied strain. The physical system is numerically implemented in the COMSOL Multiphysics simulation platform. The photothermal response of different arrangements of gold nanoparticles, resonantly excited by linearly polarized light, is considered with the system at rest and under the action of mechanical stress. The generation of heat at the nanoscale is analyzed by considering how this is affected by the variation of the extinction cross section. We describe the peculiar conditions under which mechanically controlled gold nanoparticle arrangements can significantly increase the local temperature due to the formation of localized photothermal hot spots. The resulting systems are envisioned in applications as optomechanically tunable plasmonic heaters.
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