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  1. V. K. Pustovalov, L. G. Astafyeva, and W. Fritzsche, “Plasmonic and thermooptical properties of spherical metallic nanoparticles for their thermoplasmonic and photonic applications,” Journal of Nanoparticles, vol. 2014, Article ID 893459, 15 pages, 2014.
Journal of Nanoparticles
Volume 2014, Article ID 893459, 15 pages
Research Article

Plasmonic and Thermooptical Properties of Spherical Metallic Nanoparticles for Their Thermoplasmonic and Photonic Applications

1Belarusian National Technical University, Nezavisimosti Prospect 65, 220013 Minsk, Belarus
2B.I. Stepanov Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Nezavisimosti Prospect 68, 220072 Minsk, Belarus
3Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, 07702 Jena, Germany

Received 15 July 2014; Accepted 3 August 2014; Published 14 October 2014

Academic Editor: Amir Kajbafvala

Copyright © 2014 Victor K. Pustovalov et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Investigations and use of nanoparticles (NPs) as photothermal (PT) agents in laser and optical nanotechnology are fast growing areas of research and applications. The potential benefits of NPs applications include possibility for thermal imaging and treatment of materials containing of NPs, applications of NPs for light-to-thermal energy conversion, in catalysis, laser nanomedicine, and chemistry. Efficiency of applications of metallic NPs for laser and optical nanotechnology depends on plasmonic and thermophysical properties of NPs, characteristics of radiation, and surrounding medium. Here we present the results of comparative analysis of NP properties (plasmonic, thermooptical, and others) allowing selecting their parameters for thermoplasmonic and photonic applications. Plasmonic and thermooptical properties of several metallic (aurum, silver, platinum, cobalt, zinc, nickel, titanium, cuprum, aluminum, molybdenum, vanadium, and palladium) NPs are theoretically investigated and analysis of them is carried out. Investigation of the influence of NPs parameters (type of metal, radii, optical indexes, density, and heat capacity of NP material), characteristics of radiation (wavelength and pulse duration), and ambient parameters on plasmonic and thermophysical properties of NPs has been carried out. It was established that maximum value of thermooptical parameter (maximum NP temperature) can be achieved with the use of absorption efficiency factor of NP smaller than its maximum value.