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Themed collection Advances in Plasmonics and Its Applications

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Editorial

Introduction to advances in plasmonics and its applications

Ramon A. Alvarez-Puebla, Jian-Feng Li and Xing Yi Ling introduce the Nanoscale themed collection on advances in plasmonics and its applications.

Graphical abstract: Introduction to advances in plasmonics and its applications
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Between plasmonics and surface-enhanced resonant Raman spectroscopy: toward single-molecule strong coupling at a hotspot

The purpose of this minireview is to build a bridge between two research fields: surface-enhanced resonant Raman spectroscopy (SERRS) and the branch of plasmonics treating strong coupling between plasmons and molecular excitons.

Graphical abstract: Between plasmonics and surface-enhanced resonant Raman spectroscopy: toward single-molecule strong coupling at a hotspot
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Minireview

Recent advances in surface-enhanced Raman scattering-based microdevices for point-of-care diagnosis of viruses and bacteria

This minireview reports the recent advances in surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)-based assay devices for the diagnosis of infectious diseases.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in surface-enhanced Raman scattering-based microdevices for point-of-care diagnosis of viruses and bacteria
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Open Access Review Article

Self-assembly of colloidal nanoparticles into 2D arrays at water–oil interfaces: rational construction of stable SERS substrates with accessible enhancing surfaces and tailored plasmonic response

Nanoparticle self-assembly at water–oil interfaces has emerged as a convenient and efficient method to construct stable, active and reproducible plasmonic substrates for SERS. In this review we summarize the progress that has been made in this field.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembly of colloidal nanoparticles into 2D arrays at water–oil interfaces: rational construction of stable SERS substrates with accessible enhancing surfaces and tailored plasmonic response
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Coupled plasmonic systems: controlling the plasmon dynamics and spectral modulations for molecular detection

A review on molecular detection using coupled plasmonic systems based on spectral modulations and further near-field enhancements.

Graphical abstract: Coupled plasmonic systems: controlling the plasmon dynamics and spectral modulations for molecular detection
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Review Article

Chiral surface plasmon-enhanced chiral spectroscopy: principles and applications

In this review, the development context and scientific research results of chiral surface plasmons (SPs) in recent years are classified and described in detail.

Graphical abstract: Chiral surface plasmon-enhanced chiral spectroscopy: principles and applications
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Towards a point-of-care SERS sensor for biomedical and agri-food analysis applications: a review of recent advancements

In this review, the recent advancements of SERS for biomedical, food and agricultural applications in the past 6 years are discussed. We also discuss the opportunities and challenges in the field while highlighting the technological gaps.

Graphical abstract: Towards a point-of-care SERS sensor for biomedical and agri-food analysis applications: a review of recent advancements
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Communication

Electron dynamics in plasmons

The Particle-in-Cell (PIC) method for plasmons provides a mechanical, single-particle picture of plasmon resonances by tracking in time the movement of all the individual conduction electrons.

Graphical abstract: Electron dynamics in plasmons
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Communication

Enhancing plasmonic hot-carrier generation by strong coupling of multiple resonant modes

Plasmonic hot-carrier generation can be harnessed by the strong coupling of the cavity mode, the LSPR mode, and the gap surface plasmon polariton.

Graphical abstract: Enhancing plasmonic hot-carrier generation by strong coupling of multiple resonant modes
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Communication

New insight into SPR modulating by two-dimensional correlation spectroscopy: the case for an Ag/ITO system

The localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) of Ag/indium tin oxide (ITO)@polystyrene (PS) in the visible-NIR region was dependent on the tuning of the carrier density caused by adjusting the thickness of the ITO layer.

Graphical abstract: New insight into SPR modulating by two-dimensional correlation spectroscopy: the case for an Ag/ITO system
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Communication

Broadband Tamm plasmon-enhanced planar hot-electron photodetector

We propose a planar hot-electron photodetector based on broadband Tamm plasmon resonance with a full width at half maximum of 240.2 nm, promising for broadband hot electron photodetection.

Graphical abstract: Broadband Tamm plasmon-enhanced planar hot-electron photodetector
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Communication

Electrochemical coating of different conductive polymers on diverse plasmonic metal nanocrystals

An electrochemical approach is developed for the coating of conductive polymers on various plasmonic metal nanocrystals for active plasmonics.

Graphical abstract: Electrochemical coating of different conductive polymers on diverse plasmonic metal nanocrystals
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Silver melamine thin film as a flexible platform for SERS analysis

The new SERS detection platform is applicable for the quick and easy formation of sensing devices for food, agriculture, and environmental science.

Graphical abstract: Silver melamine thin film as a flexible platform for SERS analysis
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Purcell-enhanced photoluminescence of few-layer MoS2 transferred on gold nanostructure arrays with plasmonic resonance at the conduction band edge

Plasmonic nanostructures of Au nanotriangles and nanodisks are coupled with few-layer MoS2 inducing photoluminescence (PL) enhancement. The underlying mechanisms were investigated with the experimentally quantified enhancement factors.

Graphical abstract: Purcell-enhanced photoluminescence of few-layer MoS2 transferred on gold nanostructure arrays with plasmonic resonance at the conduction band edge
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Polariton waveguide modes in two-dimensional van der Waals crystals: an analytical model and correlative nano-imaging

An analytical waveguide model is developed to describe the polaritons in two-dimensional van der Waals crystals.

Graphical abstract: Polariton waveguide modes in two-dimensional van der Waals crystals: an analytical model and correlative nano-imaging
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Gold-spiked coating of silver particles through cold nanowelding

NPs composed of a segregated alloy of Ag coated with Au are achieved through the Ostwald ripening of small Au NPs on the surface of larger Ag NPs. The produced structures benefit from the advantages of gold and silver with none of their drawbacks.

Graphical abstract: Gold-spiked coating of silver particles through cold nanowelding
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Paper

A facile wet-chemistry approach to engineer an Au-based SERS substrate and enhance sensitivity down to ppb-level detection

Post chemical engineering of crude Au nanoparticles on a soft substrate using a gentle reductant for radioactive growth to promote SERS amplification.

Graphical abstract: A facile wet-chemistry approach to engineer an Au-based SERS substrate and enhance sensitivity down to ppb-level detection
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Introducing cobalt as a potential plasmonic candidate combining optical and magnetic functionalities within the same nanostructure

The control of magnetic properties at the nanoscale is a current topic of intense research.

Graphical abstract: Introducing cobalt as a potential plasmonic candidate combining optical and magnetic functionalities within the same nanostructure
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Spatial distribution of active sites for plasmon-induced chemical reactions triggered by well-defined plasmon modes

The spatial distribution of plasmon induced electron transfer reactions triggered on higher order plasmon modes was visualized through polymerizations of conductive polymers. Absolute electrochemical potential of generated holes was also clarified.

Graphical abstract: Spatial distribution of active sites for plasmon-induced chemical reactions triggered by well-defined plasmon modes
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Plasmonic foam platforms for air quality monitoring

A plasmonic reversible gas sensor is proposed with the design of a plasmonic foam using surface-enhanced resonance Raman scattering.

Graphical abstract: Plasmonic foam platforms for air quality monitoring
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Open Access Paper

Addressing molecular optomechanical effects in nanocavity-enhanced Raman scattering beyond the single plasmonic mode

A full multimodal description of a plasmonic cavity within a continuum-field model of molecular optomechanics provides new insights into vibrational dynamics and nonlinearities of Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS).

Graphical abstract: Addressing molecular optomechanical effects in nanocavity-enhanced Raman scattering beyond the single plasmonic mode
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Open Access Paper

Intracellular optical probing with gold nanostars

The morphology of non-functionalized gold nanostars determines the surface protein structure and their interaction with the endolysosomal compartment in cells.

Graphical abstract: Intracellular optical probing with gold nanostars
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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Introducing visible-light sensitivity into photocatalytic CeO2 nanoparticles by hybrid particle preparation exploiting plasmonic properties of gold: enhanced photoelectrocatalysis exemplified for hydrogen peroxide sensing

Enhancement of the photocatalytic current of CeO2 NPs upon their linkage to plasmonic Au NPs.

Graphical abstract: Introducing visible-light sensitivity into photocatalytic CeO2 nanoparticles by hybrid particle preparation exploiting plasmonic properties of gold: enhanced photoelectrocatalysis exemplified for hydrogen peroxide sensing
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Accurate SERS monitoring of the plasmon mediated UV/visible/NIR photocatalytic and photothermal catalytic process involving Ag@carbon dots

The accurate SERS monitoring of a plasmon-mediated UV/visible/NIR photocatalytic and photothermal catalytic process on Ag@carbon dots has been demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: Accurate SERS monitoring of the plasmon mediated UV/visible/NIR photocatalytic and photothermal catalytic process involving Ag@carbon dots
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Plasmon-driven protodeboronation reactions in nanogaps

Hot charge carriers created by plasmons break the C–B bond of 4-mercaptophenylboronic acid, transforming it into benzenethiol in nanogaps.

Graphical abstract: Plasmon-driven protodeboronation reactions in nanogaps
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A laser metallurgy route for the batch preparation of mm-scale 3D silver/graphite heteronanoclusters in air

We report a batch preparation of mm-scale 3D Ag hetero-nanoclusters which exhibit an excellent surface plasmon resonance ability via facile laser metallurgy.

Graphical abstract: A laser metallurgy route for the batch preparation of mm-scale 3D silver/graphite heteronanoclusters in air
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Microporous silica membranes promote plasmonic nanoparticle stability for SERS detection of uranyl

Microporous silica membranes facilitate plasmonic stability of Ag@Au nanoparticles against variations in pH, ionic strength, and temperature for SERS sensing.

Graphical abstract: Microporous silica membranes promote plasmonic nanoparticle stability for SERS detection of uranyl
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The moveable “hot spots” effect in an Au nanoparticles–Au plate coupled system

The excitation line dependent transformation of the coupling mode from the “particle–particle” to the “particle–surface” mode was observed using an Au nanoparticles and plate coupled system.

Graphical abstract: The moveable “hot spots” effect in an Au nanoparticles–Au plate coupled system
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Low-loss aluminum epitaxial film for scalable and sustainable plasmonics: direct comparison with silver epitaxial film

The epitaxial aluminum film exhibits long plasmon lengths in the full visible region and outperforms silver in the deep blue region.

Graphical abstract: Low-loss aluminum epitaxial film for scalable and sustainable plasmonics: direct comparison with silver epitaxial film
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Influence of order-to-disorder transitions on the optical properties of the aluminum plasmonic metasurface

To mimic the optical influence of disorder in condensed matter, the effect of uniform disorder on the plasmonic resonances were investigated on aluminum nanoparticle arrays.

Graphical abstract: Influence of order-to-disorder transitions on the optical properties of the aluminum plasmonic metasurface
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In situ surface-enhanced electronic and vibrational Raman scattering spectroscopy at metal/molecule interfaces

Both information about adsorbates and surface charges at the metal/dielectric interface were simultaneously obtained using in situ SERS.

Graphical abstract: In situ surface-enhanced electronic and vibrational Raman scattering spectroscopy at metal/molecule interfaces
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Open Access Paper

Experimental signature of a topological quantum dot

Topological insulator nanoparticles (TINPs) host topologically protected Dirac surface states, just like their bulk counterparts.

Graphical abstract: Experimental signature of a topological quantum dot
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Open Access Paper

Plasmon-induced electron injection into the large negative potential conduction band of Ga2O3 for coupling with water oxidation

The plasmonic Ga2O3 photoanode with the interfacial TiO2 modification provide both a high reduction ability and an oxidation ability.

Graphical abstract: Plasmon-induced electron injection into the large negative potential conduction band of Ga2O3 for coupling with water oxidation
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(Gold nanorod core)/(poly(3,4-ethylene-dioxythiophene) shell) nanostructures and their monolayer arrays for plasmonic switching

(Gold nanorod core)/(poly(3,4-ethylene-dioxythiophene) shell) nanostructures are prepared. The nanostructure arrays exhibit a remarkable and reversible plasmon peak shift of about 70 nm by controlling the doping level of the polymer shell.

Graphical abstract: (Gold nanorod core)/(poly(3,4-ethylene-dioxythiophene) shell) nanostructures and their monolayer arrays for plasmonic switching
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(Gold triangular nanoplate core)@(silver shell) nanostructures as highly sensitive and selective plasmonic nanoprobes for hydrogen sulfide detection

AuTNP@Ag nanostructures are developed as nanoprobes for hydrogen sulfide. Owing to the high refractive index sensitivity of Au TNPs and facile sulfurization of silver, AuTNP@Ag nanostructures exhibit great sensitivity to both sulfur ions and H2S gas.

Graphical abstract: (Gold triangular nanoplate core)@(silver shell) nanostructures as highly sensitive and selective plasmonic nanoprobes for hydrogen sulfide detection
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About this collection

Guest Edited by Professor Xing Yi Ling (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Professor Ramón Álvarez Puebla (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain) and Professor Jian-Feng Li (Xiamen University, China).

This collection is dedicated to the integration of experimental and in silico studies for the advances in plasmonics and for innovative development of efficient plasmonic-based applications in communication, antennas, sensing, imaging, cloaking, catalysis, energy storage and conversion, as well as biology and medicine.

The collection aims to attract the interests of readers from the broad research fields of chemistry, physics, materials, and engineering, and more specially the emerging interdisciplinary fields of nanotechnology, nanofabrication, self-assembly, analytical techniques, optics, and surface science and engineering. We hope this themed issue will stimulate innovative new research development in this growing field of plasmonics by showcasing new advances in materials fabrication, characterization techniques and applications.

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