Plasmons: Theory and Applications


Editors: Kristina N. Helsey

Series: Physics Reserch and Technology

A plasmon is a quantum of plasma oscillation. The plasmon is a quasiparticle resulting from the quantization of plasma oscillations just as photons and phonons are quantizations of light and heat. Plasmons are collective oscillations of the free electron gas density, for example, at optical frequencies. Plasmons can couple with a photon to create another quasiparticle called a plasma polariton. This book presents topical research data in the study of plasmons, including the profile control of the obtainable gold nanostructures for localized surface plasmon resonance application; cutting edge techniques to improve signal sensitivity and assay performance for surface plasmon resonance immunobiosensors; the application of surface plasmon resonance (SPR) technology for elucidating enzymatic reactions involving nucleic acids; and graded plasmonic structures and their properties.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Metal Nanostructures with Controlled Profiles Fabricated by Nanosphere Lithography for Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance;pp. 1-41
Authors / Editors: (Xiaodong Zhou, Kai Yu Liu, Nan Zhang, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), Nanyang, Singapore and others)

Chapter 2 – Strategies for the Enhancement of Surface Plasmon Resonance Immunoassays for High Sensitivity Biosensors;pp. 43-74
Authors / Editors: (John S. Mitchell and Yinqiu Wu, The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Ltd, East St, Hamilton, New Zealand)

Chapter 3 – Plasmon Dispersion and Damping in Two-Dimensional Electron Gases on Metal Substrates;pp. 75-110
Authors / Editors: (Antonio Politano, Università degli Studi della Calabria, Dipartimento di Fisica, Rende, Italy)

Chapter 4 – Evanescent Coupling between Resonant Plasmonic Nanoparticles and the Design of Nanoparticle Systems;pp. 111-141
Authors / Editors: (T. J. Davis, CSIRO Materials Science & Engineering, CSIRO Future Manufacturing Flagship, Clayton South MDC, Victoria, Australia)
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Chapter 6 – Surface Plasmon Assisted Microscopy: Reverse Kretschmann Fluorescence Analysis of Kinetics of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Heart;pp. 161-178
Authors / Editors: (J. Borejdo, P. Mettikolla, N. Calander, R. Luchowski, I. Gryczynski, Z. Gryczynski, Dept of Molecular Biology & Immunology and Center for Commercialization of Fluorescence Technology, the University of North Texas HSC, Fort Worth, Texas)

Chapter 7 – Two-Dimensional Plasmon Polariton Nanooptics by Imaging in Far-Field;pp. 179-199
Authors / Editors: (Andrey L. Stepanov, Joachim R. Krenn, Laser Zentrum Hannover, Hannover, Germany, and others)

Chapter 8 – Surface Plasmon Resonance Spectroscopy for Biomimetic Membrane Assembly and Protein-Membrane Interactions Studies;pp. 201-215
Authors / Editors: (Claire Rossi, Laure Beven, Daniel Ladant, Joël Chopineau, Université de Nîmes, Nîmes, France and others)

Chapter 9 – Plasmonic Phenomena in Nanoarrays of Metallic Particles;pp. 217-235
Authors / Editors: (Victor Coello, Rodolfo Cortes, Paulina Segovia, Cesar Garcia, Nora Elizondo, Centro de Investigación Científica y Educación Superior de Ensenada (U. Monterrey), Apodaca NL, México, and others)

Chapter 10 – Application of Localized Surface Plasmons to Study Morphological Changes in Metal Nanoparticles;pp. 237-246
Authors / Editors: (T.A. Vartanyan, N.B. Leonov, S.G. Przhibelskii, Center of Information Optical Technologies, St. Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation)

Chapter 11 – Surface Plasmon Resonance: Applications in Nanoparticle Detection from a Liquid Matrix using the Maximum Entropy Method;pp. 247-265
Authors / Editors: (Jarkko J. Saarinen, Erik M. Vartiainen, Kai-Erik Peiponen, Akademi University, Center for Functional Materials, Laboratory of Paper Coating and Converting, Porthansgatan, Turku, Finland, and others)

Chapter 12 – Enhanced Transmission of Light and Matter through Subwavelength Nanoapertures by Far-Field Multiple-Beam Interference;pp. 267-287
Authors / Editors: (S.V. Kukhlevsky, Institute of Physics, University of Pecs, Pecs, Hungary)

Chapter 13 – Graded Plasmonic Structures and their Properties;pp. 289-326
Authors / Editors: (Jun Jun Xiao, Kousuke Yakubo, Kin Wah Yu, Dept. of Electronic and Information Engineering and Key Laboratory of Network Oriented Intelligent Computation, Shenzhen Graduate School, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, China, and others)

Chapter 14 – Infrared Surface Plasmon Spectroscopy of Living Cells;pp. 327-343
Authors / Editors: (M. Golosovsky, V. Yashunsky, A. Zilberstein, T. Marciano, V. Lirtsman, D. Davidov, B. Aroeti, The Racah Insitute of Physics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, and others)

Chapter 15 – Basic Properties of Plasmons;pp. 345-380
Authors / Editors: (J.T.Mendonca, IPFN, Instituto Superior T’ecnico 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal)

Chapter 16 – Exciton-Plasmon Interactions in Individual Carbon Nanotubes;pp. 381-435
Authors / Editors: (Igor V. Bondarev, Lilia M. Woods, Adrian Popescu, Department of Physics, North Carolina Central University Durham, NC 27707, USA, and others)

Chapter 17 – Surface Phenomena caused by Optical Spin-Orbit Interaction: A Pedagogical Theory using Quantum Mechanical Concepts;pp. 437-466
Authors / Editors: (I. Banno, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Medicine and Engineering, University of Yamanashi, 4-3-11 Takeda, Kofu, Yamanashi 400-8511, Japan)

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