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Applied Sciences Webinar | Sensing Based on Surface Plasmons

21 Jan 2022, 15:00 (CET)

Surface Plasmons, Plasmonic Nanostructures, Sensing
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2nd Webinar of Applied Sciences

Sensing Based on Surface Plasmons

Plasmons are collective excitations in a gas or liquid of charged particles, most frequently electrons. Plasmon-related effects can be traced back to the beginning of the last century with theoretical works of A. Sommerfeld, J. Zanneck and Lord Rayleigh, although the term itself probably was coined in 1952 by D. Pines and D. Bohm. In the 1950s, the existence of self-sustained collective excitations at metal surfaces (named thereafter as surface plasmons) was demonstrated experimentally. About two decades later, in the 1970s, the phenomenon of surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS), closely related to surface plasmons, was reported for the first time. With the development of nanotechnologies, such as precise patterning of metallic surfaces and colloidal synthesis of metallic nanoparticles (NPs), and the demonstration of the unique properties of graphene, a monolayer-thick transparent conductor with tunable conductivity, nanoplasmonics became an area of intensive research.

Nowadays, materials that support surface plasmons (NPs and other metallic nanostructures, graphene and their combinations) are widely studied and used in several technological fields, such as near-field microscopy, plasmonic integrated circuitry, and nano-optoelectronics. Of particular interest is the capacity of surface plasmons (either localized in a particle or propagating along a surface) to enhance several light-matter interaction processes. These processes underlie the phenomena of Raman scattering, photocatalysis, chemical energy conversion, heat generation, photovoltaics, etc.); they also open new possibilities to detect different kinds of molecules and biomolecules using label-free sensing platforms and even to perform comprehensive biological imaging and photothermal therapies.

This webinar will focus on the discussion of theoretical backgrounds and the latest advances in plasmonic nanostructures based on noble metals or graphene, as well as on their application in molecular sensing. It will include three talks, devoted to (i) noble-metal NP-based sensors exploring the Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance (LSPR) effect, (ii) SERS platforms for ultrasensitive detection of a particular analyte (SARS-CoV-2 markers); and (iii) sensing capabilities of graphene-based structures, delivered by experts on these topics.

Chair: Prof. Dr. Mikhail I. Vasilevskiy

Date: 21 January 2022

Time: 3:00 pm CET丨9:00 am EST丨10:00 pm CST Asia

Webinar ID: 892 1498 2197

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University of Minho, Portugal

Mikhail Vasilevskiy was graduated in Physics from N. I. Lobachevskiy University (Gorkiy, USSR). After receiving his PhD in 1985, he worked as an Associate Professor of Physics at the Lobachevskiy University and as a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Physics of Microstructures, RAS. He also was a post-doctorate researcher at the University of Essex, UK, and a visiting professor in several universities worldwide. Since 1999, Mikhail Vasilevskiy is a professor of Physics at the University of Minho (Full Professor since 2006) and a researcher of its Centre of Physics where he served as Director (2007-08, 2011-13 and 2016-20). Currently he also is an Associate Staff member of the INL, Braga. His scientific interests are focused on theory and modelling of plasmons, excitons and phonons in 2D materials, metal nanoparticles, quantum dots, etc, as well as on light-matter interaction with applications in optoelectronics and sensing. Recent activities also include quantum simulations of these physical phenomena using quantum algorithms. Mikhail Vasilevskiy (co-) authored one book, several book chapters, over 160 journal papers and 3 patents, with a current h=28.

Invited Speakers

University of Minho, Portugal

Joel Borges received his BSc degree in Physics and Chemistry from the University of Minho, in 2003 and obtained a MSc degree in Astronomy from the University of Porto in 2008. He concluded a PhD in Sciences, specialty in Physics, at the University of Minho, in 2013. Afterwards, he continued his research career as a postdoc researcher. Currently, Joel Borges is an Assistant Researcher at the Centre of Physics of the Universities of Minho and Porto (CF-UM-UP). His main research activity is related to the development of nanoplasmonic thin film materials composed by noble metal nanoparticles dispersed in dielectric/semiconductor matrixes possessing localized surface plasmon resonances (LSPR). Joel Borges is co-author of 58 peer reviewed papers, with a current h index = 16. He was a Special Issue Editor of Materials (MDPI) and Topic Editor of Frontiers in Nanotechnology and he is the main organizer of the 95th IUVSTA Workshop on Plasmonic Thin Films: Theory, Synthesis and Applications (2022).

University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France

Igor Nabiev was graduated in Physics from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (USSR). Igor Nabiev received a Ph.D. degree in Physics and Mathematics in 1983 from Moscow State University and D.Sci. degree in Chemistry from the Shemyakin Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences (1990). After professorships in Georgia Tech in Atlanta and Pittsburgh University (USA), he was nominated in 1994 a Full Professor (Chair of Biophysics) in the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France. In 2008–2009 Prof. Nabiev was a recipient of the Walton Award from the Science Foundation of Ireland for his achievements in nano-biotechnologies. In 2011 he received a MEGA-grant Award in the framework of the Program of Attraction of the World Leading Scientists to Russian Institutions of Higher Education and founded the Laboratory of Nano-Bioengineering in National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute). In Reims University, Igor Nabiev is also director of Laboratoire de Recherche in Nanosciences (LRN-EA4682) where he develops nanotechnological tools for multiparametric diagnostics and treatment monitoring. Igor Nabiev (co-) authored three book, tens of book chapters and over 350 journal papers, with a current h=47.

Department of Physics of the University of Minho and the Iberian International Nano Laboratory, Portugal

Nuno Peres was graduated from the University of Évora in Portugal and received his Master degree in Physics from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. His Ph.D. degree was awarded to him by the University of Évora. Nuno Peres is a theoretical condensed matter physicist working in two-dimensional materials and related structures since 2004. Of special mention is his work on the electronic and optical properties of these systems and his work on plasmonics in graphene. Nuno Peres is affiliated with the Department of Physics of the University of Minho and the Iberian International Nano Laboratory (Portugal). He has published about 200 papers and a book on plasmonics in graphene. His currency h-index is 57. Orcid: 0000-0002-7928-8005

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Introduction: Prof. Dr. Mikhail I. Vasilevskiy



Dr. Joel Borges

Nanoplasmonic Thin Films Containing Gold Nanoparticles Embedded in an Oxide Matrix for Sensing Applications



Prof. Dr. NABIEV Igor

Sensing Using SERS Spectroscopy: Basics and Examples of SARS-CoV-2 Key Protein Antigens Ultrasensitive Detection



Prof. Dr. Nuno M. R. Peres

The Plasmonics Properties of Graphene




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Closing of Webinar




Relevant SI

Plasma Science and Technology
Guest Editor:Dr. Mohammed Koubiti
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 February 2022

Feature Papers in Section "Surface Sciences and Technology
Guest Editor:Prof. Dr. Eiji Tokunaga
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022

Plasma: From Materials to Emerging Technologies II
Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Mirosław Dors
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 May 2022

Progress on Laser Plasma Interaction
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Jianxing Li & Prof. Dr. Ye Tian
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 May 2022

Advancements in Plasmonics: Structures, Optical Properties and Applications
Guest Editors: Dr. Paola Di Pietro & Dr. Maria Caterina Giordano
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 May 2021

Low-Temperature Plasma and Its Applications
Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Xinpei Lu
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2021

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