Next Article in Journal
Nanocomposites Based on Biodegradable Polymers
Previous Article in Journal
The Evaluation of Damage Effects on MgO Added Concrete with Slag Cement Exposed to Calcium Chloride Deicing Salt
Open AccessReview

External-Stimuli-Assisted Control over Assemblies of Plasmonic Metals

Department of Chemical Engineering, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8579, Japan
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Materials 2018, 11(5), 794; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11050794
Received: 17 April 2018 / Revised: 7 May 2018 / Accepted: 9 May 2018 / Published: 15 May 2018
Assembly of plasmonic nanoparticles (NPs) in suspensions is a promising approach for the control of optical and sensing properties that depend on the assembled states of plasmonic NPs. This review focuses on the controlling methods to assemble the NP via external stimuli such as pH, temperature, light, magnetic field, and electric field. External stimuli are introduced as powerful tools to assemble the NPs because of various operational factors, such as the intensity, application time, and frequency, which can be employed. In addition to a summary of recent studies on the controlling methods, a future study on the reversible control over assembled states of the plasmonic NPs via external stimuli is proposed. View Full-Text
Keywords: external stimuli; plasmonic nanoparticles; localized surface plasmon resonance; surface-enhanced Raman scattering; assembled state; magnetic field; electric field external stimuli; plasmonic nanoparticles; localized surface plasmon resonance; surface-enhanced Raman scattering; assembled state; magnetic field; electric field
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Watanabe, K.; Kuroda, K.; Nagao, D. External-Stimuli-Assisted Control over Assemblies of Plasmonic Metals. Materials 2018, 11, 794.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop