Plasmonics and molecular spectroscopy group 

of Prof. Blanka Vlckova



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 Diploma thesis

 Obecná chemie


Welcome to the Plasmonics and molecular spectroscopy group. Our group is a part of the Department of Macromolecular Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague.

Our focus of research:

 Mechanisms of (surface) plasmon-enhanced optical processes in molecules and of reactions undergone by molecules on surfaces of nanoparticles (NPS) in plasmonic NPs-molecules hybrid systems, with focus on the photochemical and the plasmon-mediated reactions; optimization and utilization of methods of molecular spectroscopy based on (surface) plasmon enhanced optical processes, namely SERS (surface-enhanced Raman scattering), SERRS (surface-enhanced resonance Raman scattering), SEL (surface-enhanced luminescence) and SEIRA (surface-enhanced infrared absorption)..


Principal research interest:

Physical, inorganic and material chemistry, nanoscience, namely plasmonics in conjunction with surface science and molecular spectroscopy.

Our research involves also syntheses and morphological as well as optical characterization of mono-and bi-metallic plasmonic metal (mainly Ag and Au) NPs and their hybrid systems with selected molecules, namely porphyrins, phthalocyanines transition metal complexes, aromatic N-bases, fullerenes and inorganic as well as organic dyes; molecule-mediated assembling of plasmonic NPs, detection of target adsorbates at ultralow concentrations and/or on a single molecule level.