LSPR Development

Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance

Some publications with Localized Surface Plasmon resonance (LSPR) as the center of interrest.

Badilescu, S., D. Raju, S. Bathini, et al. - Gold Nano-Island Platforms for Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensing: A Short Review. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland) 25: 4661; (2020). Goto reference

Nano-islands are entities (droplets or other shapes) that are formed by spontaneous dewetting (agglomeration, in the early literature) of thin and very thin metallic (especially gold) films on a substrate, done by post-deposition heating or by using other sources of energy. In addition to thermally generated nano-islands, more recently, nanoparticle films have also been dewetted, in order to form nano-islands. The localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) band of gold nano-islands was found to be sensitive to changes in the surrounding environment, making it a suitable platform for sensing and biosensing applications. In this review, we revisit the development of the concept of nano-island(s), the thermodynamics of dewetting of thin metal films, and the effect of the substrate on the morphology and optical properties of nano-islands. A special emphasis is made on nanoparticle films and their applications to biosensing, with ample examples from the authors' work.