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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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Submitted
06 Jul 2006
First published
06 Sep 2006

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2006,35, 1084-1094
Article type
Tutorial Review

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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