Over the past decade, plasmonic nanoparticles have been the subject of extensive research, owing to their remarkable optical properties. These properties arise from a collective oscillation of the conductive electrons at the nanoparticle surface under light irradiation, known as localized surface plasmon (LSP). LSP is characterized by (i) a strong absorption and scattering of the light depending on the geometrical parameters of the nanoparticles and (ii) a strong amplification of the local field in the vicinity of the nanoparticles.
Quite recently, it was shown that the activation and the initiation of chemical reactions or physical processes can be facilitated using LSP excitation. Such exploitation presents two main advantages: an enhanced yield and a fine control of chemical reactions at the nanoscale. These topics have become very active and are in line with molecular plasmonics. This book explores this new field and provides a broad view on the exploitation of plasmonics in chemical and biological fields.
Table of Contents
Plasmon-Driven Surface Functionalization of Gold Nanoparticles
Nguyen Thi Tuyet Mai et al.
Concept and Development of Multi-Functional Hybrid Systems: Photoswitchable and Thermotunable Plasmonic Materials
M. Nguyen et al.
Reversible Adsorption of Biomolecules on Thermosensitive Polymer-Coated Plasmonic Nanostructures
Nguyen Thi Tuyet Mai et al.
Reactivity and Bio Samples Probed by Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
Zhenglong Zhang, Robert Meyer, and Volker Deckert
Surface-Enhanced Spectro-Electro-Chemistry of Biological and Molecular Catalysts on Plasmonic Electrodes
Patrycja Kielb and Inez M. Weidinger
Fluorescence Spectroscopy Enhancement on Photonic Nanoantennas
Plasmonic-Based SERS Traceable Drug Nanocarriers in Cancer Theranostics
Monica Potaraa et al.
Label-Free SERS Detection of Heme-Proteins with Porous Silver Nanocubes
Maximilien Cottat et al.
Observation of Biomolecules and Their Dynamics in SERS
Jean Emmanuel Clément et al.
Jack Taylor et al.
SERS-Based Nanotechnology for Imaging of Cellular Properties
Ewelina Wiercigorch and Kamilla Malek
Marc Lamy de la Chapelle received his PhD in science physics in 1998 from the University of Nantes, France. After holding postdoctoral positions at the Office National d'Etude et de Recherche en Aéronautique, Paris (1998–2000) and the Department of Physics of Tsinghua University, China (2000–2001), he joined the Université de Technologie de Troyes in 2001 as an associate professor.
M. Nordin Félidj is professor at Université Paris Diderot, France, leader of the “Molecular Plasmonics, Surface Enhanced Spectroscopies” group, and vice-director of the French institute GDR CNRS “Plasmonique moléculaire, spectroscopies exaltées de surface.”