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Surface plasmon resonance

Ke Wang, Haifeng Ling, Yan Bao, Mengting Yang, Yi Yang, Mubashir Hussain, Huayang Wang, Lianbin Zhang, Linghai Xie, Mingdong Yi, Wei Huang, Xiaolin Xie, Jintao Zhu
Due to the near-field coupling effect, non-close-packed nanoparticle (NP) assemblies with tunable interparticle distance (d) attract great attention and show huge potential applications in various functional devices, e.g., organic nano-floating-gate memory (NFGM) devices. Unfortunately, the fabrication of device-scale non-close-packed 2D NPs material still remains a challenge, limiting its practical applications. Here, a facile yet robust "rapid liquid-liquid interface assembly" strategy is reported to generate a non-close-packed AuNP superlattice monolayer (SM) on a centimeter scale for high-performance pentacene-based NFGM...
May 21, 2018: Advanced Materials
Rebecca L M Gieseking, Joonhee Lee, Nicholas Tallarida, Vartkess Ara Apkarian, George C Schatz
Tip-enhanced Raman spectromicroscopy (TERS) with CO-terminated plasmonic tips can probe Ångstrom-scale features of molecules on surfaces. The development of this technique requires understanding of how chemical environments affect the CO vibrational frequency and TERS intensity. At the scanning tunneling microscope junction of a CO-terminated Ag tip, we show that rather than the classical vibrational Stark effect, the large bias dependence of the CO frequency shift is due to ground-state charge transfer from the Ag tip into the CO π* orbital softening the C-O bond at more positive biases...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
José M Caridad, Sinead Winters, David McCloskey, Georg S Duesberg, John F Donegan, Vojislav Krstić
The optical response of metallic nanohelices is mainly governed by a longitudinal localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) which arises due to the helical anisotropy of the system. Up to now, experimental studies have predominantly addressed the far-field response, despite the fact that the LSPR being of broad interest for converting incoming light into strongly enhanced (chiral) optical near-fields. Here, we demonstrate the control and spatial reproducibility of the plasmon-induced electromagnetic near-field around metallic nanohelices via surface-enhanced Raman scattering...
May 21, 2018: Nanotechnology
Xiaowei Li, Paul D McNaughter, Paul O'Brien, Hiro Minamimoto, Kei Murakoshi
Electromotive force of photovoltaics is a key to define the output power density of photovoltaics. Multiple exciton generation (MEG) exhibited by semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) has great potential to enhance photovoltaic performance owing to the ability to generate more than one electron-hole pairs when absorbing a single photon. However, even in MEG-based photovoltaics, limitation of modifying the electromotive force exists due to the intrinsic electrochemical potential of the conduction band-edges of QDs...
May 21, 2018: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
Liang Yuan, Meng Li, Tinglian Yuan, Yimin Fang, Wei Wang
We employ a surface plasmon resonance imaging (SPRi) technique to monitor the in operando process of formaldehyde (HCHO) production during methanol oxidation with high spatial and temporal resolutions. While common wisdom suggests HCHO is generated as an intermediate during continuous electron transfer towards CO2 , we find that the majority of HCHO is produced via self-catalyzed chemical and electrochemical reactions under open-circuit conditions, which lead to an unprecedented HCHO burst immediately after withdrawal of external potential...
April 7, 2018: Chemical Science
Z Starowicz, R Wojnarowska-Nowak, P Ozga, E M Sheregii
The Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy is the essential tool for various levels of the molecular studies. In order to become widely used as a fast analytical tool, the enhancing structures such as the nanoparticles have to be simple, inexpensive, and offer good flexibility in enhancing properties and the spectral range. In this paper, we investigated the plasmonic properties of the metal nanoparticles, to which the molecules of interest can be adsorbed, forming the bionanocomplexes. Here, for the first time, we provided the collection of the results gathered in one article, which can serve as the basis or guidance for designing the SERS studies on different bionanocomplexes, various nanoparticle structures, sizes, and excitation wavelengths...
2018: Colloid and Polymer Science
Zhiyang Zhang, Han Wang, Zhaopeng Chen, Xiaoyan Wang, Jaebum Choo, Lingxin Chen
Plasmonic colorimetric sensors have emerged as a powerful tool in chemical and biological sensing applications due to the localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) extinction in the visible range. Among the plasmonic sensors, the most famous sensing mode is the "aggregation" plasmonic colorimetric sensor which is based on plasmon coupling due to nanoparticle aggregation. Herein, this review focuses on the newly-developing plasmonic colorimetric sensing mode - the etching or the growth of metal nanoparticles induces plasmon changes, namely, "non-aggregation" plasmonic colorimetric sensor...
May 9, 2018: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Jiafeng Ding, Gaoyuan Long, Yang Luo, Runze Sun, Mengxia Chen, Yajun Li, Yanfang Zhou, Xinhua Xu, Weirong Zhao
Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), as a group of notorious anthropogenic environmental toxicants, are arguably ubiquitous in nature. In this study, we investigated the photocatalytic reductive dechlorination of 2-chlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (2-CDD) over Pd/g-C3 N4 catalysts under UV-vis irradiation. The g-C3 N4 and a series of Pd/g-C3 N4 catalysts were prepared by thermal polymerization and mechanical mixing-illumination method and characterized by XRD, TEM, BET, SEM and UV-vis DRS analyses. Among all the samples, the Pd/g-C3 N4 (5 wt%) yielded the optimal dechlorination activity with a total 2-CDD conversion of 54% within 4 h, and 76% of those converted 2-CDD were evolved to dibenzo-p-dioxin (DD)...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Hazardous Materials
Shuo Jia, Chao Bian, Jizhou Sun, Jianhua Tong, Shanhong Xia
The study presented herein investigated an easy preparation, high performance, wavelength-modulated LSPR optical fiber chemosensor coated by gold nanospheres(AuNS) for Hg2+ detection based on thymine-Hg2+ -thymine base pair mismatches and the coupled plasmonic resonance effect.Utilizing electrostatic self-assembly method, the high density and dispersivity monolayer AuNS coated LSPR fiber sensor had the near field refractive index sensitivity up to 2016 nm/RIU. The single-strand probe DNA served as a binding element for free AuNS labelled-target DNA conjugates was attached to the monolayer AuNS by Au-S bond...
May 8, 2018: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Zhi Zhou, Shuimiao Zhao, Junyi Ni, Yilu Su, Lingui Wang, Yanlai Xu
C-type lectin is a superfamily of Ca2+ -dependent carbohydrate-recognition proteins that play significant roles in nonself-recognition and pathogen clearance. In the present study, a C-type lectin (PdC-Lectin) was chosen from stony coral Pocillopora damicornis to understand its recognition characteristics to zooxanthellae. PdC-Lectin protein contained a signal peptide and a carbohydrate-recognition domain with EPN motif in Ca2+ -binding site 2. The PdC-Lectin recombinant protein was expressed and purified in vitro...
May 15, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
Chong Cheen Ong, Subash C B Gopinath, Leong Wei Xian Rebecca, Veeradasan Perumal, Thangavel Lakshmipriya, Mohamed Shuaib Mohamed Saheed
There are different clotting factors present in blood, carries the clotting cascade and excessive bleeding may cause a deficiency in the clotting. Diagnosis of deficiency in clotting reduces the potential fatality. For enabling a sensor to detect the clotting factors, suitable probes such as antibody and aptamer have been used to capture the clotting factors on the sensing surface. Two major clotting factors were widely studied in detail for the diagnosis of clotting deficiency, which includes factor IX and thrombin...
May 15, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Hui-Chong Lau, Seonghee Jeong, Aeri Kim
Complex coacervates based on natural biopolymers have been explored as a protein delivery system to provide controlled release of loaded protein and circumvent its proteolytic degradation in chronic wounds. The coacervates composed of gelatin A (GA) and sodium alginate (SA) were optimized with respect to turbidity, size, zeta potential, and polydispersity index. Bovine serum albumin (BSA), a model protein, was effectively encapsulated in the coacervates, resulting in protection from trypsin digestion and controlled release...
May 15, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
S Trautmann, M Richard-Lacroix, A Dathe, H Schneidewind, J Dellith, W Fritzsche, V Deckert
The optical response of realistic 3D plasmonic substrates composed of randomly shaped particles of different size and interparticle distance distributions in addition to nanometer scale surface roughness is intrinsically challenging to simulate due to computational limitations. Here, we present a Finite Element Method (FEM)-based methodology that bridges in-depth theoretical investigations and experimental optical response of plasmonic substrates composed of such silver nanoparticles. Parametrized scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images of surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) active substrate and tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS) probes are used to simulate the far-and near-field optical response...
May 18, 2018: Nanoscale
Huihui Huang, Zheyan Wang, Zhenggen Yang, Zhen Li, Ping Wang, Wenqi Dong
Objective To construct eukaryotic expression vectors of human IgE heavy chain 2-4 region (IgECepsilon2-4) and purify the recombinant protein, and then capture its interacted proteins by surface plasmon resonance (SPR). Methods Three recombinant eukaryotic expression vectors of IgECepsilon2-4 containing different signal peptides were constructed and transiently transfected into HEK293FT suspension cells separately. The recombinant plasmid with the highest-level expression was selected to express the recombinant protein in a huge amount, and then the recombinant protein was purified by Ni-NTA affinity chromatography...
March 2018: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
Xiaoli Wang, Jiao Wang, Wenmei Zhang, Boye Li, Ying Zhu, Qin Hu, Yishu Yang, Xiaoguang Zhang, Hong Yan, Yi Zeng
Here, we report the anti-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) potency and underlying mechanisms of a Keggin polyoxometalate (PT-1, K₆HPTi₂W10 O40 ). Our findings showed that PT-1 exhibited highly potent effects against a diverse group of HIV type 1 (HIV-1) strains and displayed low cytotoxicity and genotoxicity. The time-addition assay revealed that PT-1 acted at an early stage of infection, and these findings were supported by the observation that PT-1 had more potency against Env-pseudotyped virus than vesicular stomatitis virus glycoprotein (VSVG) pseudotyped virus...
May 16, 2018: Viruses
Hui Wang, Zhuang Xue, Zhaoqun Liu, Weilin Wang, Feifei Wang, Ying Wang, Lingling Wang, Linsheng Song
C-type lectins (CTLs) are Ca2+ dependent carbohydrate-binding proteins that share structural homology in their carbohydrate-recognition domains (CRDs). In the present study, a novel CTL was identified from sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus (named as AjCTL-2). The deduced amino acid sequence of AjCTL-2 was homologous to CTLs from other animals with the identities ranging from 33% to 40%. It contained a canonical signal peptide at the N-terminus, a low density lipoprotein receptor class A (LDLa), a C1r/C1s/Uegf/bone morphogenetic protein 1 (CUB), and a CRD with two motif Glu-Pro-Asn (EPN) and Trp-Asn-Asp (WND) in Ca2+ binding site 2...
May 14, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
Jing Fang, Jiajun Gu, Qinglei Liu, Wang Zhang, Huilan Su, Di Zhang
Localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) of plasmonic metals (e.g. Au) can help semiconductors improve their photocatalytic hydrogen (H2) production performance. However, artificial synthesis of hierarchical plasmonic structures down to nanoscales is usually difficult. Here, we adopt butterfly wing scales from Morpho didius to fabricate three dimensional (3D) CdS/Au butterfly wing scales for plasmonic photocatalysis. The as-prepared materials well inherit the pristine hierarchical bio-structures. The 3D CdS/Au butterfly wing scales exhibit high H2 production rate (221...
May 17, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
John Biggins, Sadegh Yazdi, Emilie Ringe
Nanoparticles of some metals (Cu/Ag/Au) sustain oscillations of their electron cloud called localized surface plasmon resonances (LSPRs). These resonances can occur at optical frequencies and be driven by light, generating enhanced electric fields and spectacular photon scattering. However, current plasmonic metals are rare, expensive, and have a limited resonant frequency range. Recently, much attention has been focused on earth-abundant Al, but Al nanoparticles cannot resonate in the IR. The earth-abundant Mg nanoparticles reported here surmount this limitation...
May 17, 2018: Nano Letters
Hiroyuki Sekiguchi, Kentaro Uchida, Osamu Matsushita, Gen Inoue, Nozomu Nishi, Ryo Masuda, Nana Hamamoto, Takaki Koide, Shintaro Shoji, Masashi Takaso
Basic fibroblast growth factor 2 (bFGF) accelerates bone formation during fracture healing. Because the efficacy of bFGF decreases rapidly following its diffusion from fracture sites, however, repeated dosing is required to ensure a sustained therapeutic effect. We previously developed a fusion protein comprising bFGF, a polycystic kidney disease domain (PKD; s2b), and collagen-binding domain (CBD; s3) sourced from the Clostridium histolyticum class II collagenase, ColH, and reported that the combination of this fusion protein with a collagen-like peptide, poly(Pro-Hyp-Gly)10 , induced mesenchymal cell proliferation and callus formation at fracture sites...
2018: BioMed Research International
Soo Hyeon Lim, Youmie Park
Green strategies to synthesize gold nanoparticles have attracted a substantial amount of attention because global sustainability is a focal issue in many research areas. In the present study, rosmarinic acid was utilized as a reducing agent to reduce gold ions to gold nanoparticles. The characteristic surface plasmon resonance of gold nanoparticles was observed at 532 nm with a pink-colored colloidal solution. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM) revealed the presence of spherical nanoparticles along with triangular nanoplates...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
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