Abstract: Combining plasmonic and magnetic properties, namely magneto-plasmonic coupling, inspires great research interest and the search for magneto-plasmonic nanostructure becomes considerably critical. Here we designed a nanopillar-in-matrix structure with core–shell alloyed nanopillars for both BaTiO3 (BTO)-Au0.5Co0.5 (AuCo) and BTO-Au0.25Cu0.25Co0.25Ni0.25 (AuCuCoNi) hybrid systems, i.e., ferromagnetic alloy cores (e.g., Co or CoNi) with plasmonic shells (e.g., Au or Au/Cu). These core–shell alloy nanopillars are uniformly embedded into a dielectric BTO matrix to form a vertically aligned nanocomposite (VAN) structure. Both hybrid systems present excellent epitaxial quality and interesting multi-functionality, e.g., high magnetic anisotropy, magneto-optical coupling response, tailorable plasmonic resonance wavelength, tunable hyperbolic properties and strong optical anisotropy. These alloyed nanopillars-in-matrix designs provide enormous potential for complex hybrid material designs with multi-functionality and demonstrate strong interface enabled magneto-plasmonic coupling along with plasmonic and magnetic performance.

Core-shell metallic alloy nanopillars-in-dielectric hybrid metamaterials with magneto-plasmonic coupling
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DOI: 10.1016/j.mattod.2021.10.024