Plasmonic nanoparticles (NPs) represent an outstanding class of nanomaterials that have the capability to localize light at the nanoscale by exploiting a phenomenon called localized plasmon resonance. The book is aimed at reviewing recent efforts devoted to utilize NPs in many research fields, such as photonics, optics, and plasmonics. In this fram

chapter 1|32 pages

Plasmonics: A Theoretical Background

ByLuigia Pezzi, Giovanna Palermo, Cesare Umeton

chapter 2|68 pages

Synthesis and Surface Engineering of Plasmonic Nanoparticles

ByRoberto Comparelli, Tiziana Placido, Nicoletta Depalo, Elisabetta Fanizza, Marinella Striccoli, M. Lucia Curri

chapter 3|22 pages

Amorphous Nanoparticle Assemblies by Bottom-Up Principles

ByAlastair Cunningham, Mahshid Chekini, and Thomas Bu¨rgi

chapter 4|20 pages

Optimizing Surfactant on Nanoparticles

ByHari M. Atkuri, Ke Zhang, John L. West

chapter 5|28 pages

A Brief Overview on Synthesis and Characterization of Nanomaterials

ByAriel Meneses-Franco, Eduardo Soto-Bustamante, Marcelo Kogan-Bocian

chapter 6|44 pages

Plasmon–Gain Interplay in Metastructures

ByAntonio De Luca, Melissa Infusino, Alessandro Veltri, Kandammathe V. Sreekanth, Roberto Bartolino, Giuseppe Strangi

chapter 7|5 pages

Localized Surface Plasmons: A Powerful Tool for Sensing

ByFrancesco Todescato

chapter 520|25 pages

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chapter 9|34 pages

Tunable Plasmonics Based on Liquid Crystals

ByYan Jun Liu, Guangyuan Si, Yanhui Zhao, Eunice Sok Ping Leong

chapter 10|20 pages

Nonlinear Optical Enhancement with Plasmonic Core–Shell Nanowires

ByRachel Grange

chapter 11|28 pages

Nanotechnology for Renewable Solar Energy

ByXianhe Wei, Ji Ma

chapter 12|25 pages

Plasmonic Coupling between Nanostructures: From Periodic and Rigid to Random and Flexible Systems

ByUgo Cataldi, Roberto Caputo, Yuriy Kurylyak, Ge´rard Klein, Mahshid Chekini, Cesare Umeton, and Thomas Bu¨rgi