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Plasmonic Structures for Mediating Chemical Transformation

Abstract: 

The present invention relates to plasmonic structures of metal dielectrics and their use in corresponding processes that elicit surface plasmons which may then be employed to influence a chemical transformation. The frequency of a plasmon may be tuned to couple with a selected vibrational mode of a selected molecule to undergo a selected transition, such as transitions to a metastable state, bond rearrangement and/or chemical transformation via the breaking and reforming of bonds.

Patent Number: 
8,574,407
Date Of Issue: 
11/05/2013
Inventors: 

Michael A. Miller