544 Pages 19 Color & 148 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    Techniques such as Raman, infrared, fluorescence, and even nonlinear spectroscopies have recently grown in resolution and possibilities thanks to the use of nanostructured surfaces. Excitation of localized surface plasmon (LSP) and/or the use of specific shapes of nanostructures have made it possible to gain an incredible sensitivity in these spectroscopies. Unlike other books in the market, which mainly focus on surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) and plasmonics, the aim of this book is to provide the reader with a detailed overview of enhanced spectroscopies. It introduces plasmon and electromagnetic effects arising in metallic nanostructures, and reviews the above spectroscopies, enhanced by the presence of either a nanostructure or a tip. It reviews the theoretical basis of each technique, describes experimental procedures, and suggests some applications.


    Enhanced spectroscopy; D. Barchiesi

    SPR-LSPR and applications; M. Canva

    Modeling of enhanced electromagnetic fields in plasmonic nanostructures; M. A. Iati

    Synthesis of metallic nanostructures; E. di Fabrizio

    SERS: Fundamentals and biosensing applications; S. Astilean

    Polarized SERS; B. Fazio

    Synthesis of SERS-active substrates by pulsed laser ablation; S. Trusso

    Surface-enhanced multipurpose nanosensing with microneedle-shaped fiber optics; M. Tommasini

    Isotope dilution SERS: Metrologically traceable reference measurements at the highest precision level and their application in clinical chemistry; B. Guettler

    SERS applications—Sensors—Pollutants and chemical detection; E. Rinnert

    TERS: Principle and instrumentation; J. C. Valmalette

    TERS: Application to carbon nanomaterials; A. Hartschuh

    20 nm-resolved stress profile in SiGe nanostripes obtained by TERS; R. Ossikovski

    Surface-enhanced infrared spectroscopy; M. Ortolani and O. Limaj

    Enhanced spectroscopies based on nonmetallic nanoparticles; S. Hayashi


    Pietro Giuseppe Gucciardi is a researcher of the Institute for Chemical and Physical Processes (IPCF) of the Italian National Research Council, where he coordinates the Spectroscopy, Imaging and Trapping Group activities. His research interests are in nano-optics and plasmonics, aimed at developing advanced molecular sensors based on surface- and tip-enhanced spectroscopies, also in combination with optical trapping techniques.

    Marc Lamy de la Chapelle is a professor at the Laboratory of Chemistry, Properties and Structure of Biomaterials and Therapeutics Agents (UMR 7244) of the Université Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris cité, France. He is also head of the "spectroscopies of biomolecules and biological media" research team and director of the CNRS national research network on molecular plasmonics and enhanced spectroscopies. His research activities are focused on nano-optics and Raman spectroscopy. His research subject is the application of SERS and TERS to biological issues and more especially to the disease diagnosis.

    Nathalie Lidgi-Guigui is an associate professor at the Laboratory of Chemistry, Properties and Structure of Biomaterials and Therapeutics Agents (UMR 7244) of the Université Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris cité. In 2011 she joined Prof. de la Chapelle’s group, where her research work mainly deals with surface structuration using innovative lithography techniques, molecular plasmonics, and application of SERS to sensing.

    "The book combines basic theory, application methods, and new results on modern sensing by means of optical spectroscopy. Its various chapters are written by experts and will introduce the broad field to graduate students with a special interest in biosensing."
    — Prof. Annemarie Pucci, Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg, Germany

    "Plasmonic nanomaterials have paved the way for an exciting field of nanoscience: surface-enhanced spectroscopies. This book concentrates on the various important topics related to the design of nanostructures for plasmon-enhanced spectroscopies, modeling of enhanced electromagnetic fields, and surface-enhanced Raman and infrared spectroscopies, including fundamental aspects and applications."
    — Prof. M. Nordin Felidj, Université Paris-Diderot, France