Journal article

Plasmonic polymer nanocomposites

Isabel Pastoriza-Santos, Calum Kinnear, Jorge Perez-Juste, Paul Mulvaney, Luis M Liz-Marzan

NATURE REVIEWS MATERIALS | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2018

Abstract

The optical properties of metal nanoparticles, particularly their localized surface plasmon effects, are well established. These plasmonic nanoparticles can respond to their surroundings or even influence the optical processes (for example, absorption, fluorescence and Raman scattering) of molecules located at their surface. As a result, plasmonic nanoparticles have been developed for multiple purposes, ranging from the detection of chemicals and biological molecules to light-harvesting enhancement in solar cells. By dispersing the nanoparticles in polymers and creating a hybrid material, the robustness, responsiveness and flexibility of the system are enhanced while preserving the intrinsic..

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Grants

Awarded by Spanish MINECO


Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

I. P-S. and J.P-J. acknowledge funding from the Spanish MINECO (Grant # MAT2016-77809-R). C.K. and P.M. acknowledge funding from the Australian Research Council through CE170100026. L.M.L-M. acknowledges funding from the European Research Council (Advanced Grant Plasmaquo) and the Spanish MINECO (Grant # MAT2017-86659-R).