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Gewählte Doctoral Thesis:

Nestor Gisbert Quilis (2020): Hybrid Adaptable Plasmonic Nanostructures for Biosensing.
Doctoral Thesis - Department für Nanobiotechnologie (DNBT), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 192. UB BOKU obvsg FullText

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In the past decades, metallic nanostructures were pursued for specific functionalities in diverse areas including light harvesting, photo-catalysis, drug delivery and sensing. These applications take advantage of the highly confined and enhanced electromagnetic field intensity occurring at their surface upon the resonant excitation of surface plasmons. Precise nanoscale control of the probing of specific sub-areas of such nanostructures by the confined surface plasmon field is the key in order to unlock their potential and translate this research to new viable technologies. This thesis focuses on the development and implementation of new methods for the facile preparation of well-defined hybrid plasmonic materials, which are composed of gold nanoparticle arrays and hydrogels formed by responsive polymer networks. Such systems are prepared over large surface areas to serve as a transducer that allows for sensitive surface plasmon-enabled or surface plasmon-enhanced optical readout of assays. They provide attractive properties such as tunability by externally applied stimulus to serve in novel sensing schemes in surface plasmon resonance (SPR), surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) and plasmon enhanced fluorescence spectroscopy (SPFS).


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