While several reviews and books on surface nanophotonics and fluorescence spectroscopy are available, an updated focus on molecular plasmonics, including both theoretical methods and experimental aspects, is still lacking. This handbook is a comprehensive overview on the physics of the plasmon–emitter interaction, ranging from electromagnetism to quantum mechanics, from metal-enhanced fluorescence to surface-enhanced Raman scattering, from optical microscopy to synthesis of metal nanoparticles, filling the gap in the literature of this merging field. It allows experimentalists to have a solid theoretical reference at a different level of accuracy, and theoreticians to find new stimuli for novel computational methods and emerging applications.
Table of Contents
Foundations of Molecular Plasmonics, F. Della Sala
Computational Approaches for Plasmonics, M. A. Yurkin
Size and Shape Dependence of Localized Surface Plasmon Resonances, S. D’Agostino
Computational Molecular Photophysics, E. Fabiano
Metal-Molecule Electrodynamic Coupling, S. Corni
Near-Fields in Assembled Plasmonic Nanostructures, P. K. Jain and C. Deeb
Noble Metal Nanostructure Enhancement of Fluorescence, R. J. Phaneuf
Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering, M. Sun
Parabolic Mirror-Assisted Gap-Mode Optical Ultramicroscopy, D. Zhang and A. J. Meixner
Synthesis Techniques for Colloidal Plasmonic Nanostructures, L. Carbone
Fabio Della Sala received his PhD in electronics engineering from University of Rome "Tor Vergata," Italy. He leads the theoretical and computational division of the National Nanotechnology Laboratory of CNR (Lecce), Italy. He is an expert in density functional theory methods, computational material science, organic and inorganic optoelectronics, and computational nanoplasmonics. In these research fields, he has authored more than 120 publications. In 2007, he was awarded the European Research Council Starting-Grant.
Stefania D’Agostino received her PhD in nanoscience from the ISUFI School, University of Salento, Italy. Her research interests include computational solid-state physics, nanoscience, photonics and molecular plasmonics. She is author of several publications in international journals. In 2010, she obtained a fellowship at the National Nanotechnology Laboratory of CNR, Lecce, Italy, and in 2011, a postdoc position at the Physics Department "A. Volta" of the University of Pavia, Italy.
"… provides a crystal-clear account of the subject area, in particular the growing area of molecular plasmonics … overall the topics are clearly presented. I would recommend this handbook f or a broad audience. It would be a valuable asset to any library."
—Mircea Dragoman, National Research and Development Institute on Microtechnology, Bucharest, Romania.