Plasmonic remote control

26.01.2015

Plasmonics - controlling and using light in nanostructures - is currently among the hottest topics in condensed matter physics. In a recent article Natalia L. Schneider and Richard Berndt show

that nanoscale plasmons may be used to remotely excite molecules to fluoresce. The plasmons in turn are excited by an electrical current, which makes the experimental approach particularly attractive as no background light is involved.

The article has been selected for an "Editors' Suggestion" of Physical Review.