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Nanophotonics, nano-optics and nanospectroscopy

Editor: Prof. Alfred J. Meixner
Universität Tübingen

This Thematic Series of the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology covers the field where nanoscience meets photonics, optics and spectroscopy. Since the pioneering days of scanning near-field optical microscopy, one of the main goals has been to combine scanning probe microscopy techniques with the spectroscopic means to characterize the chemical structure of materials with nanometer spatial resolution. This has turned out to be a demanding but, at the same time, rewarding endeavor. The scaling down of optics and spectroscopy to the length scale of molecules is not simply a matter of making things smaller; the optical phenomena and spectroscopic behavior at the nanoscale are indeed markedly different from those at the macroscopic scale.

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Optical near-fields & nearfield optics


Nanophotonics, nano-optics and nanospectroscopy

Alfred J. Meixner

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2011, 2, 499–500. published 30 Aug 2011


Towards multiple readout application of plasmonic arrays

Dana Cialla, Karina Weber, René Böhme, Uwe Hübner, Henrik Schneidewind, Matthias Zeisberger, Roland Mattheis, Robert Möller, Jürgen Popp

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2011, 2, 501–508. published 30 Aug 2011


Tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopic imaging of patterned thiol monolayers

Johannes Stadler, Thomas Schmid, Lothar Opilik, Phillip Kuhn, Petra S. Dittrich, Renato Zenobi

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2011, 2, 509–515. published 30 Aug 2011

Full Research Paper

Room temperature excitation spectroscopy of single quantum dots

Christian Blum, Frank Schleifenbaum, Martijn Stopel, Sébastien Peter, Marcus Sackrow, Vinod Subramaniam, Alfred J. Meixner

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2011, 2, 516–524. published 30 Aug 2011

Full Research Paper

Distinction of nucleobases – a tip-enhanced Raman approach

Regina Treffer, Xiumei Lin, Elena Bailo, Tanja Deckert-Gaudig, Volker Deckert

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2011, 2, 628–637. published 23 Sep 2011

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Distance dependence of near-field fluorescence enhancement and quenching of single quantum dots

Volker Walhorn, Jan Paskarbeit, Heinrich Gotthard Frey, Alexander Harder, Dario Anselmetti

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2011, 2, 645–652. published 29 Sep 2011

Full Research Paper

How to remove the influence of trace water from the absorption spectra of SWNTs dispersed in ionic liquids

Juan Yang, Daqi Zhang, Yan Li

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2011, 2, 653–658. published 30 Sep 2011

Full Research Paper

Nano-FTIR chemical mapping of minerals in biological materials

Sergiu Amarie, Paul Zaslansky, Yusuke Kajihara, Erika Griesshaber, Wolfgang W. Schmahl, Fritz Keilmann

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2012, 3, 312–323. published 05 Apr 2012

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Combining nanoscale manipulation with macroscale relocation of single quantum dots

Francesca Paola Quacquarelli, Richard A. J. Woolley, Martin Humphry, Jasbiner Chauhan, Philip J. Moriarty, Ashley Cadby

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2012, 3, 324–328. published 10 Apr 2012


Controlling the optical and structural properties of ZnS–AgInS2 nanocrystals by using a photo-induced process

Takashi Yatsui, Fumihiro Morigaki, Tadashi Kawazoe

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2014, 5, 1767–1773. published 14 Oct 2014

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