Special Issue "Laser Interaction with Plasmonic Nanostructures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018).
Interests: nanoplasmonics; colloid chemistry; supramolecular chemistry; spectroscopy
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Special Issue in Nanomaterials: Design, Development, and Production of Nanocarriers and Nanovehicles
Plasmonics is the branch of science that deals with the interaction between the electromagnetic field and the free electrons in a metal, as well as their potential applications. In nanostructured metals this interaction produces the localized surface plasmon resonances (LSPR), which can be defined as the collective oscillation of conduction electrons in resonance with the incoming light. The LSPR can be tuned by changing parameters, such as the size, shape, and composition of the nanoparticles, but also the nature of the excitation source. For instance, under laser irradiation, the nanostructures act as nanolenses, inducing electromagnetic field enhancements in their surroundings that are several orders of magnitude larger than that of the incident field. We focus this Special Issue on the effects of this interaction that open new perspectives for designing novel devices and applications in a wide variety of fields. For instance, the combination of a continuous wave laser with plasmonic nanoparticles, as enhancement platforms, can be used either for efficient photothermal destruction of cancer cells, avoiding damage to tissues, or to perform surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectroscopies, a powerful analytic tool capable of single molecule detection. Likewise, pulsed lasers have been used to study the mechanisms of surface plasmon dynamics in metal nanoparticles but also to synthesize (laser ablation) or modify them. All the topics related to the interaction of lasers with plasmonic nanostructures, including, but not restricted to, the previous examples, are invited to this Special Issue.
Dr. Andrés Guerrero-Martínez
Dr. Ovidio Peña-Rodríguez
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continuous wave laser
plasmonic photothermal therapy