Frontispiece: Nanoplasmonic structures for biophotonic applications: SERS overview


Under Enzo Di Fabrizio, group leader, Nanostructures Div. at IIT, Genova, various nanoplasmonic devices were fabricated using top-down method such as electron beam lithography, electroplating and focused ion beam techniques. These substrates were investigated after depositing the molecules from dye to protein, using chemisorptions techniques. Theoretical simulations were also performed on these model nanostructures in order to understand the electrical field distribution. Furthermore, the future prospects of these nanostructures were also mentioned in this report by A. Gopalakrishnan et al. (pp. 620–636)