Publications

Unravelling the Dependence of Hydrogen Oxidation Kinetics on the Size of Pt Nanoparticles by in Operando Nanoplasmonic Temperature Sensing

05 Dec 2014

We use a noninvasive nanoscale optical-temperature measurement method based on localized surface plasmon resonance to investigate the particle size-dependence of the hydrogen oxidation reaction kinetics on model supported Pt nanocatalysts… Read more

In situ Plasmonic Sensing of Platinum Model Catalyst Sintering on Different Oxide Supports and in O2 and NO2 Atmospheres with Different Concentrations

01 Dec 2014

Improved understanding of thermal deactivation processes of supported nanoparticles via sintering is needed in order to increase the lifetime of catalysts. To monitor sintering processes under industrially relevant application conditions,… Read more

Controlling Lipid Membrane Architecture for Tunable Nanoplasmonic Biosensing

30 Jul 2014

Tunable nanoplasmonic biosensing for lipid and protein applications is reported based on controlling lipid membrane architecture on surfaces. The interaction of a peptide with lipid membranes is highly sensitive to… Read more

Nanoplasmonic Biosensing for Soft Matter Adsorption: Kinetics of Lipid Vesicle Attachment and Shape Deformation

04 Jul 2014

An indirect nanoplasmonic sensing platform is reported for investigating the kinetics of attachment and shape deformation associated with lipid vesicle adsorption onto a titanium oxide-coated substrate. The localized surface plasmon… Read more

Thermodynamics of hydride formation and decomposition in supported sub-10 nm Pd nanoparticles of different sizes

30 May 2014

Hydrogen storage properties of supported Pd nanoparticles with average sizes in the range 2.7–7.6 nm were studied using indirect nanoplasmonic sensing. For each particle size, a series of isotherms was… Read more

Real Time Adsorption and Desorption Kinetics of Dye Z907 on a Flat Mimic of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell TiO2 Photoelectrodes

12 May 2014

A dye molecule monolayer formed on a TiO2 surface is a key component in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells. It is usually formed by adsorbing dye molecules from a solution. The… Read more

Diffusion and Adsorption of Dye Molecules in Mesoporous TiO2 Photoelectrodes Studied by Indirect Nanoplasmonic Sensing

19 Aug 2013

In this study, we used Hidden Interface-Indirect Nanoplasmonic Sensing (HI-INPS) for real time monitoring of dye impregnation (adsorption–diffusion process) of mesoporous TiO2 electrodes of the kind used in dye-sensitized solar… Read more

Nanoplasmonic Sensing for Monitoring the Initial Stages of Atmospheric Corrosion of Cu Nanodisks and Thin Films

16 Aug 2013

Nanoplasmonic sensing as a powerful experimental technique for corrosion kinetics monitoring is demonstrated. Its versatility is illustrated by studies of initial corrosion carried out on model systems consisting of copper… Read more

Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Investigations of Photoswitching in Azobenzene-Functionalized Self-Assembled Monolayers on Au

02 Aug 2013

Localized plasmon resonance (LSPR) spectroscopy, employing gold nanodisk substrates, is applied for studies of photoswitching in self-assembled monolayers of azobenzene-containing thiols. By choosing customized samples in which the sharp LSPR… Read more

Combined in Situ Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation Monitoring, Indirect Nanoplasmonic Sensing, and Vibrational Sum Frequency Spectroscopic Monitoring of Alkanethiol-Protected Copper Corrosion

28 May 2013

In this study, we have applied three techniques to… Read more