1st Edition

Handbook of Molecular Plasmonics

Edited By Fabio Della Sala, Stefania D'Agostino Copyright 2013
    498 Pages 15 Color & 104 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    While several reviews and books on surface nanophotonics and fluorescence spectroscopy are available, an updated focus on molecular plasmonics, including both theoretical methods and experimental aspects, is still lacking. This handbook is a comprehensive overview on the physics of the plasmon–emitter interaction, ranging from electromagnetism to quantum mechanics, from metal-enhanced fluorescence to surface-enhanced Raman scattering, from optical microscopy to synthesis of metal nanoparticles, filling the gap in the literature of this merging field. It allows experimentalists to have a solid theoretical reference at a different level of accuracy, and theoreticians to find new stimuli for novel computational methods and emerging applications.

    Foundations of Molecular Plasmonics, F. Della Sala
    Computational Approaches for Plasmonics, M. A. Yurkin
    Size and Shape Dependence of Localized Surface Plasmon Resonances, S. D’Agostino
    Computational Molecular Photophysics, E. Fabiano
    Metal-Molecule Electrodynamic Coupling, S. Corni
    Near-Fields in Assembled Plasmonic Nanostructures, P. K. Jain and C. Deeb
    Noble Metal Nanostructure Enhancement of Fluorescence, R. J. Phaneuf
    Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering, M. Sun
    Parabolic Mirror-Assisted Gap-Mode Optical Ultramicroscopy, D. Zhang and A. J. Meixner
    Synthesis Techniques for Colloidal Plasmonic Nanostructures, L. Carbone


    Fabio Della Sala received his PhD in electronics engineering from University of Rome "Tor Vergata," Italy. He leads the theoretical and computational division of the National Nanotechnology Laboratory of CNR (Lecce), Italy. He is an expert in density functional theory methods, computational material science, organic and inorganic optoelectronics, and computational nanoplasmonics. In these research fields, he has authored more than 120 publications. In 2007, he was awarded the European Research Council Starting-Grant.

    Stefania D’Agostino received her PhD in nanoscience from the ISUFI School, University of Salento, Italy. Her research interests include computational solid-state physics, nanoscience, photonics and molecular plasmonics. She is author of several publications in international journals. In 2010, she obtained a fellowship at the National Nanotechnology Laboratory of CNR, Lecce, Italy, and in 2011, a postdoc position at the Physics Department "A. Volta" of the University of Pavia, Italy.

    "… provides a crystal-clear account of the subject area, in particular the growing area of molecular plasmonics … overall the topics are clearly presented. I would recommend this handbook f or a broad audience. It would be a valuable asset to any library."
    —Mircea Dragoman, National Research and Development Institute on Microtechnology, Bucharest, Romania.