Nano-Plasmonics and Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
Bethel University, June 13–15, 2018
Metallic nano-structures display unusual optical properties due to the abundance of free electrons that can oscillate and propagate as plasmon waves. For example, 20 nm diameter particles of gold will appear red. The rapidly emerging fields of “plasmonics” and “nano-photonics” are leading to significant new discoveries and numerous technical applications. In particular, Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) gives rise to extremely intense and localized optical fields. These can be exploited for surface-enhanced spectroscopy and biosensing.
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Host and Mentor:
Nathan Lindquist (B.S. in Physics, Bethel University; M.S. in Physics, U.of Minnesota; Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, U. of Minnesota) researchs interdisciplinary applied optics and nanotechnology. His Ph.D. and postdoctoral study research experiences included areas such as plasmon-enhanced solar cells, nano-optical bio-sensors, nano-optical data storage and devices, plasmon-enhanced spectroscopy, and novel low-cost nano-fabrication techniques. In his labs at Bethel he tinkers with lasers, microscopes and molecules, and continues research in nanotechnology, plasmonics, super-resolution imaging, optical biosensing, microfluidics, and “lab-on-a-chip” technologies.
Nathan C. Lindquist, Assistant Professor of Physics, Bethel University, Department of Physics, 3900 Bethel Dr., St. Paul, MN 55112. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: 651-638-6513.
Please note that the Jonathan F. Reichert Foundation has established a grant program to help purchase apparatus used in Laboratory Immersions. Limitations and exclusions apply, but generally speaking the foundation may support up to 40% of the cost of the required equipment.