Novel way to quantify the thermal and non-thermal effects in plasmon-mediated chemical reactions

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Plasmonics has drawn a lot of researchers’ attention for its huge application potential in enhanced spectroscopy (a way to obtain structural information down to even the single-molecule level), photothermal therapy, photoelectrocatalysis, photovoltaic devices, sensing, and optical waveguide. Recently, a research team led by scientists from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has identified a novel way to decouple and quantify the thermal and non-thermal effects shown in plasmon-mediated chemical reactions. The team could even control the two effects precisely, which is important for designing and optimizing plasmonic devices and promote their applications.
Period26 Mar 2020