Cover Picture: Plasmon Shaping by using Protein Nanoarrays and Molecular Lithography to Engineer Structural Color (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 15/2012)

Authors

  • Alasdair W. Clark,

    1. Biomedical Engineering Research Division, University of Glasgow, Rankine Building, Oakfield Avenue, Glasgow, G128LT (UK)
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  • Jonathan M. Cooper

    Corresponding author
    1. Biomedical Engineering Research Division, University of Glasgow, Rankine Building, Oakfield Avenue, Glasgow, G128LT (UK)
    • Biomedical Engineering Research Division, University of Glasgow, Rankine Building, Oakfield Avenue, Glasgow, G128LT (UK)
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Abstract

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Molecular binding events can be used to construct complex arrays and systems of plasmonic nanoparticles, as well as to influence the brilliant colors exhibited by these structures. In their Communication on page 3562 ff., J. M. Cooper and A. W. Clark demonstrate an engineered approach to a molecularly mediated plasmonic sensor in which direct-write nanolithography is combined with nanoscale protein patterning and an antibody binding assay to enable naked-eye detection of single protein binding at extreme sensitivities.

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