Thermoplasmonics. Recent Advances and Critical Overview
October 18th, 2018 GUILLAUME BAFFOU Institut Fresnel, Marseille

Heating metal nanoparticles using light is at the basis of numerous investigations and recent applications in physics, chemistry, biology and biomedicine, such as photothermal cancer therapy, drug delivery, photothermal imaging, nanochemistry, single cell thermal biology, etc. In this context, the use of gold nanoparticles is particularly interesting as they are biocompatible and they feature an enhanced optical absorption in the visible-IR range due to a plasmonic resonance. This concept is at the basis of a field of research named thermoplasmonics.

The purpose of this presentation is to provide the audience with a broad overview of the most important applications of thermoplasmonics. I will present not only what we are doing at the institut Fresnel, but also some seminal studies from the literature and the most important and recent articles that give a flavor of where this thematic is now heading for.

Seminar, October 18, 2018, 15:00. ICFO’s Seminar Room

Hosted by Prof. Romain Quidant