Jun Hee Yoon

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The assembly of noble metal nanoparticles offers an appealing means to control and enhance the plasmonic properties of nanostructures. However, making nanoassemblies with easily modifiable gap distances with high efficiency has been challenging. Here, we report a novel strategy to assemble gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) into Janus-type asymmetric core-satellite(More)
The assembly of noble metal nanoparticles is an appealing means to control the plasmonic properties of nanostructures. Dimers are particularly interesting because they are a model system that can provide fundamental insights into the interactions between nanoparticles in close proximity. Here, we report a highly efficient and facile assembly method for(More)
Understanding molecular interactions at the interfaces of nanoparticles is fundamentally important because they determine the stability, affinity, functionality, and assembly of nanoparticles. However, probing the governing intermolecular forces at the interfaces, particularly for the nanoparticles dispersed in solution, remains challenging. Here, we(More)
Understanding plasmon coupling between compositionally heterogeneous nanoparticles in close proximity is intriguing and fundamentally important because of the energy mismatch between the localized surface plasmons of the associated nanoparticles and interactions beyond classical electrodynamics. In this Letter, we explore surface plasmon coupling between(More)
Noble metal nanoparticles (NPs) are the most commonly employed plasmonic substrates in surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) experiments. Computer simulations show that monomers of Ag and Au nanocrystals ("spherical" NPs) do not exhibit a notable plasmonic enhancement, i.e., they are essentially non-SERS-active. However, in experiments, SERS enhanced by(More)
Disulfide bonds play an important role in determining the structure and stability of proteins and nanoparticles. Despite extensive studies on the oxidation of thiols for the synthesis of disulfides, little is known about the photooxidation of thiols, which may be a clean, safe, and economical alternative to the use of harmful and expensive metal-containing(More)
We report the time- and symmetry-dependent surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) of gold nanoparticle (AuNP) aggregates. The addition of p-aminothiophenol (p-ATP) instantly induces the aggregation of AuNPs, confirmed by large absorption in the near-IR region. Dynamic light scattering measurements show that the addition of p-ATP immediately assembles the(More)
Photoisomerization is an important reaction that confers photoresponsive functionality on nanoparticles. Although photoisomerization of molecules forming self-assembled monolayers on two-dimensional surfaces or three-dimensional clusters has been studied, a detailed picture of interactions of molecules undergoing isomerization with nanoparticles is not(More)
We explore plasmon coupling between silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) as two AgNPs approach each other within a subnanometer distance. We prepare AgNP dimers with two 21-nm AgNPs separated by alkanedithiol linkers in high yield. Changing the length of the alkanedithiol linkers enables us to control the interparticle distance down to the subnanometer level on the(More)
Controlling the assembly of the nanoparticles is important because the optical properties of noble metal nanoparticles, such as the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) and surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS), are critically dependent on interparticle distances. Among many approaches available, light-induced disassembly is particularly attractive because it(More)
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