Optical Circular Dichroism Expressed by Self-Assembled Plasmonic Materials for Molecular Sensing Applications

Alessandro Belardini, Grigore Leahu, Emilija Petronijevic, Marco Centini, Roberto Li Voti, Tiziana Cesca, Giovanni Mattei, Teemu Hakkarainen, Ventsislav K. Valev, Mircea Guina, Concita Sibilia

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The detection of biomolecules can be boosted by coupling them with field enhancing substrates such as plasmonic nanoantennas or photonics crystals. Many natural occurring molecules are chiral, thus detecting schemes have to discriminate from two opposite enantiomers. This can be obtained by suitable chiral substrate nanopatternig. Among different fabrication methods the self-assembly approach can lead to low cost, large area metasurfaces with desired functionalities. Here we present the optical circular dichroic behavior of some of these structures and possible applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-181
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event10th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics, META 2019 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 23 Jul 201926 Jul 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry

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