Special topic on emerging directions in plasmonics

Emiliano Cortes, Alexander O. Govorov, Hiroaki Misawa, Katherine A. Willets*

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Plasmonics enables a wealth of applications, including photocatalysis, photoelectrochemistry, photothermal heating, optoelectronic devices, and biological and chemical sensing, while encompassing a broad range of materials, including coinage metals, doped semiconductors, meta-materials, 2D materials, bioconjugates, and chiral assemblies. Applications in plasmonics benefit from the large local electromagnetic field enhancements generated by plasmon excitation, as well as the products of plasmon decay, including photons, hot charge carriers, and heat. This special topic highlights recent work in both theory and experiment that advance our fundamental understanding of plasmon excitation and decay mechanisms, showcase new applications enabled by plasmon excitation, and highlight emerging classes of materials that support plasmon excitation. Published under license by AIP Publishing.

Original languageEnglish
Article number010401
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 7 Jul 2020

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