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Determining molecular orientation via single molecule SERS in a plasmonic nano-gap (2017)
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Marshall, A. R. L., Stokes, J., Viscomi, F. N., Proctor, J. E., Gierschner, J., Bouillard, J. G., & Adawi, A. M. (2017). Determining molecular orientation via single molecule SERS in a plasmonic nano-gap. Nanoscale, 9(44), 17415-17421. https://doi.org/10.1039/C7NR05107G

In this work, plasmonic nano-gaps consisting of a silver nanoparticle coupled to an extended silver film have been fully optimized for single molecule Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) spectroscopy. The SERS signal was found to be strongly dep... Read More

Magnetic control of MOF crystal orientation and alignment (2017)
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Cheng, F., Marshall, E. S., Young, A. J., Robinson, P. J., Bouillard, J. S. G., Adawi, A. M., …Chin, J. M. (2017). Magnetic control of MOF crystal orientation and alignment. Chemistry : a European journal, 23(62), 15578-15582. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201703812

Most metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) possess anisotropic properties, the full exploitation of which necessitates a general strategy for the controllable orientation of such MOF crystals. Current methods largely rely upon layer-by-layer MOF epitaxy or... Read More

Universal switching of plasmonic signals using optical resonator modes (2017)
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McPolin, C. P., Olivier, N., Bouillard, J., O'Connor, D. P., Krasavin, A. V., Dickson, W., …Zayats, A. V. (2017). Universal switching of plasmonic signals using optical resonator modes. Light Science & Applications, 6(6), e16237. https://doi.org/10.1038/lsa.2016.237

We propose and investigate, both experimentally and theoretically, a novel mechanism for switching and modulating plasmonic signals based on a Fano interference process, which arises from the coupling between a narrow-band optical Fabry-Pérot cavity... Read More

Dual-modal SERS/fluorescence AuNP probe for mitochondrial imaging (2017)
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Eling, C. J., Price, T. W., Marshall, A. R. L., Narda Viscomi, F., Robinson, P., Firth, G., …Stasiuk, G. J. (2017). Dual-modal SERS/fluorescence AuNP probe for mitochondrial imaging. ChemPlusChem, 82(5), 674-680. https://doi.org/10.1002/cplu.201600593

A novel SERS/fluorescent multimodal imaging probe for mitochondria has been synthesised using 12 nm diameter gold nanoparticles (AuNP) surface functionalised with a rhodamine thiol derivative ligand. The normal pH dependant acidic fluorescence of the... Read More