Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2012, Vol. 28 ›› Issue (06): 1275-1290.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201203162

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Research Progress on the Optical Properties of Gold Nanorods

KE Shan-Lin1, KAN Cai-Xia1, MO Bo1, CONG Bo1, ZHU Jie-Jun2   

  1. 1. Department of Applied Physics, College of Science, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 211106, P. R. China;
    2. National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Department of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, P. R. China
  • Received:2011-12-09 Revised:2012-03-15 Published:2012-05-17
  • Contact: KAN Cai-Xia
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    The project was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (51032002).

Abstract: Gold nanorods exhibit unique and tunable surface plasmon resonance (SPR) derived optical properties in the ultraviolet-visible-near infrared (UV-Vis-NIR) region. The high stability, low biological toxicity, bright color, and versatility of gold nanorods have inspired an explosion of research interest in their properties and applications (which include roles in catalysis, data storage, and biomedicine). This paper presents a brief overview of current research progress on the optical properties of gold nanorods, including surface plasmon resonance, local field enhancement, plasmon coupling, fluorescence, and application outlook.

Key words: Gold nanorod, Surface plasmon resonance, Localized field enhancement, Plasmon resonance coupling, Fluorescence


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