Nanomaterials can be specially designed to enhance optical chirality and their interaction with chiral molecules can lead to enhanced enantioselectivity. Here we propose periodic arrays of Si nanowires for the generation of enhanced near-field chirality. Such structures confine the incident electromagnetic field into specific resonant modes, which leads to an increase in local optical chirality. We investigate and optimize near-field chirality with respect to the geometric parameters and excitation scheme. Specially, we propose a simple experiment for the enhanced enantioselectivity, and optimize the average chirality depending on the possible position of the chiral molecule. We believe that such a simple achiral nanowire approach can be functionalized to give enhanced chirality in the spectral range of interest and thus lead to better discrimination of enantiomers.

Enhanced near-field chirality in periodic arrays of Si nanowires for chiral sensing / Petronijevic, E.; Sibilia, C.. - In: MOLECULES. - ISSN 1420-3049. - 24:5(2019), p. 853. [10.3390/molecules24050853]

Enhanced near-field chirality in periodic arrays of Si nanowires for chiral sensing

Petronijevic E.
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Sibilia C.
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2019

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Nanomaterials can be specially designed to enhance optical chirality and their interaction with chiral molecules can lead to enhanced enantioselectivity. Here we propose periodic arrays of Si nanowires for the generation of enhanced near-field chirality. Such structures confine the incident electromagnetic field into specific resonant modes, which leads to an increase in local optical chirality. We investigate and optimize near-field chirality with respect to the geometric parameters and excitation scheme. Specially, we propose a simple experiment for the enhanced enantioselectivity, and optimize the average chirality depending on the possible position of the chiral molecule. We believe that such a simple achiral nanowire approach can be functionalized to give enhanced chirality in the spectral range of interest and thus lead to better discrimination of enantiomers.
Chirality; Enantioselectivity; Near-field optical chirality; Semiconductor nanowires
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Enhanced near-field chirality in periodic arrays of Si nanowires for chiral sensing / Petronijevic, E.; Sibilia, C.. - In: MOLECULES. - ISSN 1420-3049. - 24:5(2019), p. 853. [10.3390/molecules24050853]
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