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EACON 2020

EurAsian Conference on Nanophotonics

April 6 – 9, 2020 / Jena, Germany


Andrea Csáki

Department Nanobiophotonik, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, 07745 Jena, Germany

Microfludic Synthesis of plasmonic Nanoparticles for Sensing Applications

Plasmonic nanoparticles are currently used in research as optical labels, in drug targeting and as core for sensor devices (transducers)12. To achieve this, their properties such as material, size and shape must be precisely adjusted. In order to precisely adjust the optical properties, such as localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) range, the synthesis must be optimal. Due to the many parameters that influence the colloidal synthesis of plasmonic nanoparticles, exact production is often insufficient3. In the presented talk strategies for an optimized synthesis by the application of microfluidic mixer structures are presented4-6. This optimal synthesis allows the use of the particles in LSPR-based sensor technology. Here the shift of the resonance band due to changes in the environment for example by specific binding on receptor) forms the optical signal. This sensor technology can, for example, be used in the form of plasmonic microarrays for multiplex bioassays to detect different pathogens in one platform78

Droplets (top) and sensor spots (bottom) of plasmonic nanoparticles with different material, shape and size.


  1. A. Csáki, O. Stranik and W. Fritzsche, Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics 18 (3), 279-296 (2018).
  2. A. Csáki, M. Thiele, J. Jatschka, A. Dathe, D. Zopf, O. Stranik and W. Fritzsche, Eng. Life Sci. 15 (3), 266-275 (2015).
  3. F. Wang, V. N. Richards, S. P. Shields and W. E. Buhro, Chemistry of Materials 26 (1), 5-21 (2013).
  4. M. Thiele, A. Knauer, A. Csáki, D. Mallsch, T. Henkel, J. M. Köhler and W. Fritzsche, Chemical Engineering & Technology 38 (7), 1131-1137 (2015).
  5. M. Thiele, A. Knauer, D. Malsch, A. Csaki, T. Henkel, J. M. Kohler and W. Fritzsche, Lab on a Chip 17 (8), 1487-1495 (2017).
  6. M. Thiele, J. Z. E. Soh, A. Knauer, D. Malsch, O. Stranik, R. Müller, A. Csáki, T. Henkel, J. M. Köhler and W. Fritzsche, Chemical Engineering Journal 288, 432-440 (2016).
  7. A. Pittner, S. Wendt, D. Zopf, A. Dathe, N. Grosse, A. Csáki, W. Fritzsche and O. Stranik, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 411 (8), 1537-1547 (2019).
  8. D. Zopf, A. Pittner, A. Dathe, N. Grosse, A. Csáki, K. Arstila, J. J. Toppari, W. Schott, D. Dontsov, G. Uhlrich, W. Fritzsche and O. Stranik, ACS Sensors 4 (2), 335-343 (2019).

Further Talks

Andrea Csáki

Microfludic Synthesis of plasmonic Nanoparticles for Sensing Applications

Andrey Turchanin

Controlled growth of transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers for applications in nanoelectronic and nanophotonic devices

Chi Chen

Near Field Spectroscopic Imaging: from Hard to Soft Materials

Chi-How Peng

Cobalt mediated controlled/living radical polymerization: from mechanism understanding to materials application

Chun-Hong Kuo

Bridging Energy and Chemistry via Nanoarchitectonic Engineering at Atomic Scale

Falk Eilenberger

Integration of two-dimensional materials in optical systems for nonlinear optics, sensing, and single photon sources

Frank Setzpfandt

Nonlinear frequency conversion in nanostructured optical systems for application in quantum photonics

Heng-Liang Wu

Controlling the Oxidation State of Cu Electrode and Reaction Intermediates for Electrochemical CO2 Reduction to Ethylene

Kien-Voon Kong

Direct Observation of Reaction Intermediates of Metal-based Therapeutic Agents in Single Living Cell Using TERS

Maria Wächtler

Quantum confined semiconductor nanostructures in light-driven catalysis

Martin Presselt

Supramolecular Control of Optical and Electronical Properties of Two-Dimensional Dye Layers

Po-Chiao Lin

New Environment Sensitive Fluorophores with Color-Tailored Emission: In Vivo Monitoring of Carbonic Anhydrases Expression on Growth of Larval Zebrafish

Shangjr (Felix) Gwo

Plasmonic Metasurface-Enhanced Linear and Nonlinear Processes in Two-Dimensional Semiconductors

Ta-Jen Yen

Empowering Bilayer MoS2 by Engineered Plasmonic Nanostructures for Optoelectronic Applications

Tiow-Gan Ong

Carbodicarbene, Carbogenic Maverick, Not a Moderate!

Volker Deckert

Plasmon Enhanced Probe Spectroscopies – Structural Investigation of Nanoscale Objects

Yi-Tsu Chan

Molecular self-assembly methodology for rational construction of metallosupramolecules with high structural complexity

Yian Tai

Toward a universal polymeric material for electrode buffer layers in organic optoelectronics

Yu-Jung Lu

Controlling Light-matter Interactions at Nanoscale with Plasmonics: From Spontaneous Emission to Lasing