Harnessing disorder at the nanoscale

Totero Gongora, Juan Sebastian and Fratalocchi, Andrea (2016) Harnessing disorder at the nanoscale. In: Bushan, Bharat (ed.) Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 1-13. ISBN 978-94-017-9779-5

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Abstract

In nanotechnology, any fabrication process naturally introduces disorder and randomness at the nanoscale. Disorder is typically unwanted in applications, as it is associated with unpredictable degrees of freedom that are difficult to control. However, it can be demonstrated that disorder supports fascinating and counterintuitive phenomena, which can be harnessed at the nanoscale for the realization of specific functionalities.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Anderson localization, Coupled mode theory, Disordered plasmonics, Dissipative cavity, Product of random matrices, Random matrix theory
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Research Centres and Groups: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Research Group
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > QC0350 Optics. Light
Q Science > QC Physics > QC0350 Optics. Light > QC0395 Physical optics
Depositing User: Juan Sebastian Totero Gongora
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2018 13:31
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2018 13:31
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/69640

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