Gold nanostructures: engineering their plasmonic properties for biomedical applications.

  title={Gold nanostructures: engineering their plasmonic properties for biomedical applications.},
  author={Min Hu and Jingyi Chen and Z. Li and L. Au and G. Hartland and X. Li and M. Marquez and Y. Xia},
  journal={Chemical Society reviews},
  volume={35 11},
  • Min Hu, Jingyi Chen, +5 authors Y. Xia
  • Published 2006
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • Chemical Society reviews
  • 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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