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Appl. Sci. 2018, 8(1), 64;

Plasmonics in the Ultraviolet with Aluminum, Gallium, Magnesium and Rhodium

Department of Applied Physics, University of Cantabria, Avda. Los Castros, s/n, 39005 Santander, Spain
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Received: 5 December 2017 / Revised: 26 December 2017 / Accepted: 28 December 2017 / Published: 4 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Optics and Lasers)
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Ultraviolet plasmonics (UV) has become an active topic of research due to the new challenges arising in fields such as biosensing, chemistry or spectroscopy. Recent studies have pointed out aluminum, gallium, magnesium and rhodium as promising candidates for plasmonics in the UV range. Aluminum and magnesium present a high oxidation tendency that has a critical effect in their plasmonic performance. Nevertheless, gallium and rhodium have drawn a lot of attention because of their low tendency of oxidation and, at the same time, good plasmonic response in the UV and excellent photocatalytic properties. Here, we present a short overview of the current state of UV plasmonics with the latest findings in the plasmonic response and applications of aluminum, gallium, magnesium and rhodium nanoparticles. View Full-Text
Keywords: ultraviolet; plasmonics; UV plasmonics; aluminum; gallium; magnesium; rhodium ultraviolet; plasmonics; UV plasmonics; aluminum; gallium; magnesium; rhodium

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Gutiérrez, Y.; Alcaraz de la Osa, R.; Ortiz, D.; Saiz, J.M.; González, F.; Moreno, F. Plasmonics in the Ultraviolet with Aluminum, Gallium, Magnesium and Rhodium. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 64.

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