Brief Introduction to Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance and Correlative Devices

  • Yi-Tao Long
  • Chao Jing
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)


Novel metal nanoparticles with localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) have excellent optical and physical properties including strong absorption and scattering spectroscopy, photostability, and active catalytic ability. These properties enable them to be applied in variable sensitive sensors, functional nanoprobes and act as efficient catalysts. Particularly, the measurements at single nanoparticle level promote the developments of plasmonics, even to single molecule level detection. In this chapter, we briefly introduce the fundamentals and applications of the LSPR property of metal nanoparticles, and the useful devices for the investigation of single plasmonics.


Localized surface plasmon resonance Medium sensitivity Morphology of nanoparticles Charge separation Coupling of plasmonics Electrochemistry Cell imaging Dark-field microscopy Lasers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Department of ChemistryEast China University of Science and TechnologyShanghaiChina

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