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Condon Lecture - Self-assembled plasmonic structures

Event Details

Event Dates: 

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 4:00pm

Seminar Location: 

  • JILA Auditorium

Speaker Name(s): 

George Schatz

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

Northwestern University
Seminar Type/Subject

Scientific Seminar Type: 

  • Phys Chem/Chem Phys Seminar

Event Details & Abstract: 


Recently there has been growing interest in the coupling of self-assembly chemistry with the formation of silver and gold nanoparticles, to create a new generation of materials of interest for sensing and optical devices.  This talk describes the self-assembly modeling and optical properties of two classes of these materials: DNA-linked nanoparticle superlattices, peptide amphiphile micelles and ribbons that incorporate nanoparticles.  The presentation will focus on theoretical modeling, including the development of coarse-graining strategies for describing the assembly of DNA-linked superlattices, and peptide amphiphile fibers, and the use electrodynamics to describe the plasmonic properties of the metal nanoparticle structures.