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Optical trapping and manipulation of plasmonic nanoparticles: fundamentals, applications, and perspectives

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Abstract

This feature article discusses the optical trapping and manipulation of plasmonic nanoparticles, an area of current interest with potential applications in nanofabrication, sensing, analytics, biology and medicine. We give an overview over the basic theoretical concepts relating to optical forces, plasmon resonances and plasmonic heating. We discuss fundamental studies of plasmonic particles in optical traps and the temperature profiles around them. We place a particular emphasis on our own work employing optically trapped plasmonic nanoparticles towards nanofabrication, manipulation of biomimetic objects and sensing.

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The article was received on 13 Dec 2013, accepted on 06 Mar 2014 and first published on 24 Mar 2014


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR06617G
Citation: Nanoscale, 2014,6, 4458-4474
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    Optical trapping and manipulation of plasmonic nanoparticles: fundamentals, applications, and perspectives

    A. S. Urban, S. Carretero-Palacios, A. A. Lutich, T. Lohmüller, J. Feldmann and F. Jäckel, Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 4458
    DOI: 10.1039/C3NR06617G

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