New Paper: Ultraviolet

May 21, 2017

Have you ever looked at the UV optical extinction of plasmon resonant gold nanoparticles?  I mean really looked?  While you wouldn’t expect any interesting plasmonic effects in the UV, some insight might be gained regarding other molecules in the nanoparticle solution. We have been told by colleagues not to bother because the spectrum is “a real mess down there”, but we took that as a challenge.

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New Paper: Lipids on Nanorods

September 11, 2015

Our latest paper has been published in Langmuir.  It describes the structure and state of lipid bilayers on gold nanorods.  These structures have been made before, but here we have taken a very close look with LSPR sensing and SERS spectroscopy.  As always, there were a few surprises! TOC