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Plasmons as Sensors


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Jan Becker
    Pages 1-4
  3. Jan Becker
    Pages 39-45
  4. Jan Becker
    Pages 47-53
  5. Jan Becker
    Pages 55-69
  6. Jan Becker
    Pages 81-89
  7. Jan Becker
    Pages 121-131
  8. Jan Becker
    Pages 133-134
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 135-136

About this book


Plasmons as Sensors covers the fundamental developments of plasmonic nanosenor design over the last few years. In his acclaimed thesis, Jan Becker addresses the relevant theoretical concepts and then applies these to discuss the properties and trends in nanoparticles of various shapes and sizes. The first discovery Jan makes in his PhD research is that there is an optimal shape for plasmonic nanoparticles used for sensing purposes. In further chapters he goes on to describe novel experimental methods to use plasmonic nanoparticles for molecular sensing. The approach he develops in parallel sensing is one which revolutionizes the field and allows investigation of a variety of topics from nanoparticle growth to membrane protein attachment. Many of the experiments described in this thesis have led to highly visible publications in international journals.


Continuous Spectral Investigation Darkfield Microscopy Further Sensitivity Increase of Gold Gold Nanorods as Plasmonic Bio-Sensors Nano-Optics Nanoparticles Nanoparticles in Parallel Optimal Aspect Ratio of Gold Nanorods Sensing Applications Single Plasmonic Nanoparticles

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Institute for Physical ChemistryUniversity of MainzMainzGermany

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