Plasmons, the oscillation of free electron in phase with light, essentially triggers a series of physicochemical processes when excited. The hot carriers generated therein can be harnessed for chemistry or can be dissipated as heat. These two effects always come in pairs and hard to distinguish. The rationale here is to discriminate the right mechanism for different scenarios and apply this process for nanochemistry and nanofabrication.
Laser-Directed Gowth & Fab.
Laser beam with high intensity gradient and high power density can generate localized thermal, force, and even chemical effects, which can be utilized for nanofabrication and nanomanipulation. In this topic, we mainly focus on how to use lasers to control, fabricate and assemble nanostructures and nanomaterials with well-defined features and understand how the forces and chemistry involve.
Hybrid plasmonic nanoparticles, which carry functional polymer patches, can essentially provide unique building blocks for self-assembly of exotic plasmonic nanostructures. But the challenge is to achieve multi-responsive and multi-stable state of assemblies so that they can switch back and forth. In such a way, you can program colloidal assemblies and make colloidal machines.
Xiang, J. X., Wang, Y. X., Wu, Y. P., Peng, Q., Shui, L. Q., Ouyang, W. G., Ding, T.*, Liu, Z.*, Superplastic Nanomolding of Highly Ordered Metallic Sub-Micrometer Pillars Arrays for Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering. Adv. Mater. Technol. 2022, 7(3), 2100891.
Deng, F. F., Xiang, J. X., Wang, S. S., Wang, X. J., Hu, H. T., Liu, Z., Ding, T.*, Dynamic and Reversible Tuning of Particle-in-Bowl Shaped Plasmonic Resonators for Switchable Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering. Adv. Mater. Interfaces. 2022, 9(4), 2101837.
Wang, S., Yao, J., Lu, X., Ding, T.*, Light-Induced Solid-State Protrusion of Gold Nanowires and Their Derivatives for Sensing Applications. Adv. Optical Mater. 2022, 10(6), 2102238.
Xujie Wang, Zhenlong Dou, Chi Zhang, FangFang Deng, XiaoLin Lu, ShuangShuang Wang, Li Zhou and Tao Ding*, Polarization-controlled anisotropy in hybrid plasmonic nanoparticles. Nanophotonics 2022, 11(5), 1003-1009.
Chi Zhang, Dongyao Li, Guangdi Zhang, Xujie Wang, Li Mao, Quan Gan*, Tao Ding*, and Hongxing Xu,Switching plasmonic nanogaps between classical and quantum regimes with supramolecular interactions. Science Advances, 2022, 8, eabj9752. Press release (Chin.) Press release (Eng.) [Phys.org] [Azonano]
Ziteng Liu, Yanglimin Ji, Wenjing Mu, Xiaodan Liu, Li Yan Huang*, Tao Ding* and Yan Qiao*,Coacervate microdroplets incorporating J-aggregates toward photoactive membraneless protocells. Chem. Commun. 2022, 58, 2536-2539.
Le Ke, Kai Zhao, Xiaoyu Yan, Xiaojuan Cao, Xiaoyu Wu, Chi Zhang, Tingting Luo, Tao Ding, Ning Yan*,Facile mineralization and valorization of Cr-containing leather shavings for electrocatalytic H2O2 generation and organic pollutant removal. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2022, 437,135036.
Shuangshuang Wang, Jiacheng Yao, Zhenwei Ou, Xujie Wang, Yinfeng Long, Jing Zhang, Zheyu Fang, Ti Wang, Tao Ding* and Hongxing Xu, Plasmon-assisted nanophase engineering of titanium dioxide for improved performances in single-particle based sensing and photocatalysis. Nanoscale, 2022, 14(12), 4705-4711.
Shuangshuang Wang, Huatian Hu, Xiaoze Liu* and Tao Ding*, Enhanced plasmonic sensing of single gold nanoparticles with narrowed resonance linewidths. J. Mater. Chem. C, 2022, 10, 8296-8300.
Fangqi Chen, Tao Jiang, Baoxing Zhai, Yong Liu, Xiuxia Yang, Xujie Wang, Feng Ren*, Dong Tu*, and Tao Ding*, Mechanoluminescence from an Ion-Irradiated Single Crystal of Lithium Niobium Oxide. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2022, 13, 5394–5398
Shuangshuang Wang, and Tao Ding*, Laser-Directed Asymmetric Growth of Plasmonic Chiral Ensembles. Laser & Photonics Reviews 2022, 2100526.
Xujie Wang, Chi Zhang, Fangqi Chen, Junxiang Xiang, Shuangshuang Wang, Ze Liu, and Tao Ding*, Optically Triggered Nanoscale Plasmonic Dynamite. ACS Nano 2022.
Chi Zhang, Fangfang Deng, Wenqi Xiong, Xujie Wang, Shengjun Yuan and Tao Ding*. Thermally-driven gold@poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) core-shell nanotransporters for molecular extraction. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2021, 584, 789-794.
Huan Chen, Meijuan Sun, Jie Ma, Baobao Zhang, Chi Wang, Lei Guo, Tao Ding, Zhenglong Zhang*, Hairong Zheng*, and Hongxing Xu*. Multiplasmons-Pumped Excited-State Absorption and Energy Transfer Upconversion of Rare-Earth-Doped Luminescence beyond the Diffraction Limit. ACS Photonics 2021, 8, 1335–1343.
Fangqi Chen, Yunxia Wang, Shuangshuang Wang, Baoxing Zhai, Xiaolin Lu, Bo Sun, and Tao Ding*. Plasmon‐Assisted Nanopoling of Poly(Vinyl Difluoride) Films. Advanced Optical Materials, 2021, 9, 2100084.
Fangfang Deng, Liang Wu, Xiaolin Lu, Shuangshuang Wang, Suming Chen, and Tao Ding*. A General Nanocoating Method via Photoinduced Self-Initiation. Langmuir 2021, 37, 18, 5548–5553.
Jiawei Li, Fangqi Chen, Xiaobo Lin*, Tao Ding. Hydrogen-bonding-assisted toughening of hierarchical carboxymethyl cellulose hydrogels for biomechanical sensing. Carbohydrate Polymers 2021, 269, 118252.
Fangfang Deng, Junxiang Xiang, Ze Liu*, Tao Ding*. Dynamic and reversible tuning of pixelated plasmonic cluster arrays. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2021, 9, 15927-15931.
Junxiang Xiang, Yunxia Wang, Yupeng Wu, Hui Fang, Langquan Shui, Ze Liu*, and Tao Ding*. Ordered Hierarchical Ag Nanostructures as Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Platforms for (Bio)chemical Sensing and Pollutant Monitoring. ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2021, 4, 11644-11650.
Yunxia Wang, Huatian Hu, Jibo Tang, Shuang Meng, Hongxing Xu*, and Tao Ding*. Plasmon-Directed On-Wire Growth of Branched Silver Nanowires with Chiroptic Activity. ACS Nano 2021, 15, 10, 16404–16410.