Organic solvent dependence of plasma resonance of gold nanorods: A simple relationship

Jian Yang, Jen Chia Wu, Yi Chou Wu, Juen Kai Wang, Chia Chun Chen

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We report a theoretical and experimental study to reveal the linear relationship between the square of the peak position of the longitudinal plasmon mode of gold nanorods and the square of medium refractive indices. It is predicted theoretically and confirmed experimentally. The linear relationship indicates that gold nanorods can potentially be exploited as a new optical platform to develop novel, specific, sensitive and miniaturized biological sensors after suitable surface modification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-219
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number4-6
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 16


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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