Metal-Enhanced Singlet Oxygen Production

  • Mikkel BregnhøjEmail author
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Metal nanoparticles are an omnipresent source of interesting optical phenomena [1]. It has been known since before the Middle Ages that gold nanoparticle suspensions in glass can color the windows of a cathedral in almost all the colors of the rainbow [2]. Faraday was the first to scientifically investigate this phenomenon in the 18th century [3], but a deeper understanding of the optical behavior of nano-particles was first achieved when Mie solved Maxwell’s equations for a spherical particle in 1908 [4].


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryAarhus UniversityAarhusDenmark

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