Plasmonic photochemistry and photon confinement to the nanoscale

TitlePlasmonic photochemistry and photon confinement to the nanoscale
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsEL-Sayed, MA
JournalJournal of Photochemistry and Photobiology a-Chemistry
Date PublishedJun
ISBN Number1010-6030
Accession NumberWOS:000293813800003

This account gives a simple qualitative discussion of the confinement of the motion of electrons to the nanoscale. The mechanism by which gold and silver nanoparticles confine photons to the nanoscale, resulting in both the surface plasmon resonance and strong surface plasmon fields, is mentioned. Examples of different observations and applications of the plasmonic field enhancement of light scattering, absorption, photo-thermal and nonradiative processes studied in our group are summarized. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.