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Issue 11, 2014
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Engineering plasmonic metal colloids through composition and structural design

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Abstract

The optical properties of metal nanomaterials are determined by a set of parameters that include composition, particle size and shape, overall architecture, and local environment. This Tutorial Review examines the influence of each of these factors on the localized surface plasmon resonance of colloidal metal nanoparticles. This examination is paralleled with a discussion of the advances which have enabled the synthesis of structurally defined metal nanomaterials, as these samples serve as the best platforms for elucidating the fundamental properties of plasmonic colloids. Based on the analysis of such samples, five guidelines are presented to aid the rational design and synthesis of new metal nanostructures for advanced applications in nanomedicine, energy, chemical sensing, and colloidal plasmonics in general.

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The article was received on 01 Oct 2013 and first published on 19 Dec 2013


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60347D
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Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014,43, 3823-3834

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    Engineering plasmonic metal colloids through composition and structural design

    N. E. Motl, A. F. Smith, C. J. DeSantis and S. E. Skrabalak, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 3823
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60347D

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