Daniel Roper

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Visible radiation at resonant frequencies is transduced to thermal energy by surface plasmons on gold nanoparticles. Temperature in </=10-microliter aqueous suspensions of 20-nanometer gold particles irradiated by a continuous wave Ar+ ion laser at 514 nm increased to a maximum equilibrium value. This value increased in proportion to incident laser power(More)
Gold nanoparticle arrays created with electroless gold plating provide a unique means of transforming nanocylinders usually formed in electron beam lithography to spherical nanoparticles. Alone, electroless gold plating is not selective to the substrate and results in the formation of a gold film on all exposed surfaces of an electron beam patterned sample,(More)
Uniform hexagonal arrays of diverse nanotemplated metal structures were formed via selective electroless gold plating on particle-lithographed dimethyldichlorosilane layers. Surface-associated water at silica bead interstices was shown to correlate with the formation of silane rings with outer ring diameters ranging from 522.5+/-29.7 to 1116.9+/-52.6 nm(More)
Dynamic and equilibrium thermal behavior of plasmon-heated gold/silica capillary nanocomposite during evaporative cooling by water or butanol is accurately described at centimeter length scales by continuum optoplasmonic thermodynamics for continuous-wave laser irradiation of 15-50 mW. Gold nanoparticles randomly distributed on the capillary via electroless(More)
Electroless gold island thin films are formed by galvanic replacement of silver reduced onto a tin-sensitized silica surface. A novel approach to create nanoparticle ensembles with tunable particle dimensions, densities, and distributions by thermal transformation of these electroless gold island thin films is presented. Deposition time is adjusted to(More)
Plasmonic nanostructures enable microscopic optical manipulation such as light trapping in photonic devices. However, integration of embedded nanostructures into photonic devices has been limited by tractability of nanoscale and microscale descriptions in device architectures. This work uses a linear algebraic model to distinguish geometric optical(More)
Intrinsic sorption rates of ligand/receptor binding have been measured by surface plasmon resonance (SPR) using response factors for deposition of proteins or smaller molecules on planar surfaces. In this study generalized expressions for SPR response factor and effective refractive index are developed to measure rates of analyte sorption onto 3-D surfaces.(More)
Diatom algae are single-celled, photosynthetic organisms with a cell wall called a frustule—a periodically patterned nano-structure made of silica. Throughout the last decade, diatom frustules have been studied for their potential uses as photonic crystals and biomimetic templates for artificially developed metamaterials. A MATLAB program characterizing(More)
Intrinsic adsorption rates of whole adenovirus type 5 (Ad5) onto a diethylaminoethyl (DEAE) anion exchange surface are measured for the first time by surface plasmon resonance (SPR). Fitting SPR sensorgrams to a two-compartment mass transport reaction model distinguishes intrinsic adsorption rates from slow diffusive Ad5 mass transport. Ad5 is a widely used(More)