Metallic nanorods doped optical recording media: The use of nanorods as nano-heat sensitizers

J.W.M. Chon, T.S. Kao, H.W. Hsu, Y.H. Fu, C. Bullen, Din-ping Tsai, M. Gu

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In this study, we demonstrate the gold nanorods can be successfully incorporated into common optical recording media such as phthalo-cyanine, azo-dye, and phase change media, and operate as a nano-heat sensitizers. Since the recording mechanism for optical recording media is optothermal energy conversion, high absorption cross section of gold nanorods tuned at recording laser wavelengths is shown to be extremely useful in nano-heat generation, which facilitate the efficient recording on those media. © 2007 The Japan Society of Applied Physics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3952-3954
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number6 B
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Azo
  • Nano-particles
  • Nanorods
  • Optical recording
  • Optothermal
  • Phase change
  • Phthalo-cyanine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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