Colloidal Nanoplasmonics for Biomedical Applications

The BioNanoPlasmonics Laboratory at CIC biomaGUNE is led by Prof. Luis M. Liz-Marzán. Our research activity is focused on the synthesis and formation mechanisms of (plasmonic) metal nanoparticles with controlled composition, size and morphology; the creation of colloidal composites, including functionalized carbon nanostructures and Janus particles; nanostructured thin films and nanoparticle ordered arrays in one, two and three dimensions; the optical characterization of nanoparticles and their assemblies; and the use of metal nanoparticles as biosensors.


Recent publications

Au atoms diffuse faster in contact with Pt

Monitoring intracellular nanoparticle dynamics

Dual SERS and fluorescence bioimaging in 3D

SERS for precision medicine

Au nanorods clusters as contrast agents for ultrafast optoacoustic imaging

Gold is (slightly) denser and stiffer at the nanoscale

Kinetic control over Au nanorod aspect ratio

Monitoring drug diffusion through 3D cell cultures

Avoiding memory effects in SERS detection

Micelle-directed growth of chiral Au nanorods


Latest News


Just released: World Scientific Reference on Plasmonic Nanomaterials"


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