Plasmonic Nanoparticles: Fabrication, Optical Properties, and Biomedical Applications

Authored by: Nikolai G. Khlebtsov , Lev A. Dykman

Handbook of Photonics for Biomedical Science

Print publication date:  May  2010
Online publication date:  May  2010

Print ISBN: 9781439806289
eBook ISBN: 9781439806296
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781439806296-c2

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Abstract

Nanoparticle plasmonics is a rapidly emerging research field that deals with the fabrication and optical characterization of noble metal nanoparticles of various size, shape, structure, and tunable plasmon resonances over VIS-NIR spectral band. The recent advances in design, experimental re-alization, and biomedical application of such nanostructures are based on combination of robust synthesis or nanofabrication techniques with electromagnetic simulations and surface functionalization by biospecific molecular probes. The chapter presents a brief overview of these topics.

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