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Active Plasmonic Nanomaterials

edited by Luciano De Sio

 “This book details the fundamental concepts, synthesis, and advanced analysis of several plasmonic nanomaterials. The authors explore in depth the applications of nanomaterials in photonics and spectroscopy, which will help lead advancements in biomedical research. It serves as both a teaching reference and a research guide.

Dr. Praveen Pandojirao-S, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., USA
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814613002
  • Subject: Nanomaterials and Nanostructures
  • Published: June 2015
  • Pages: 414

Plasmonic nanoparticles (NPs) represent an outstanding class of nanomaterials that have the capability to localize light at the nanoscale by exploiting a phenomenon called “localized plasmon resonance.” This book reviews recent efforts devoted to the utilization of NPs in many research fields, such as photonics, optics, and plasmonics. In this framework, a particular interest is devoted to “active plasmonics,” a quite broad concept that indicates those applications in which NPs play an “active” role, such as the realization of gain-assisted means, utilization of NPs embedded in liquid crystalline and flexible materials, and exploitation of renewable solar energy. The book puts together contributions from outstanding international research groups in the field of plasmonic nanomaterials.