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Gold nanostructures: engineering their plasmonic properties for biomedical applications

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Abstract

The surface plasmon resonance peaks of gold nanostructures can be tuned from the visible to the near infrared region by controlling the shape and structure (solid vs. hollow). In this tutorial review we highlight this concept by comparing four typical examples: nanospheres, nanorods, nanoshells, and nanocages. A combination of this optical tunability with the inertness of gold makes gold nanostructures well suited for various biomedical applications.

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The article was received on 06 Jul 2006 and first published on 06 Sep 2006


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/B517615H
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2006,35, 1084-1094
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    Gold nanostructures: engineering their plasmonic properties for biomedical applications

    M. Hu, J. Chen, Z. Li, L. Au, G. V. Hartland, X. Li, M. Marquez and Y. Xia, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2006, 35, 1084
    DOI: 10.1039/B517615H

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