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1. The aggregate of cytoplasmic or extranuclear genetic material in an organism.
2. A quantum of collective electron oscillation in a metal, considered as a quasiparticle and analogous to the oscillations of a plasma consisting of stationary positive ions and a gas of electrons.

[German, from New Latin plasma, plasma; see plasma.]


(Genetics) genetics the sum total of plasmagenes in a cell
[C20: from German, from Greek plasma. See plasma]
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This text goes beyond standard introductory textbooks and introduces readers to techniques currently used in research, offering six sections on special problems in ray optics, mathematical formalism in wave optics, plasmonics, application of group theory in optics, quantum optics methods, and computational optics/image processing.
We expected that plasmonic nanostructures could improve the efficiency of graphene-based devices but it has come as a pleasant surprise that the improvements can be so dramatic," said Dr Alexander Grigorenko, an expert in plasmonics and a leading member of the team.
Our goal in publishing this focus issue is to spur further inter-disciplinary research merging nanophotonics, plasmonics, optomechanics and material science, which could lead to the development of novel classes of high-performance devices and nano-structured materials with custom-designed optical, electronic and mechanical characteristics," said Boriskina.
Contract Award Notice: We require a sputter system for deposition of ITO using suitable diameter cathodes on glass, semiconductor wafers / substrates including flexible substrates for organic and polymer materials, organic devices, plasmonics structures, photonic crystals and waveguides including inorganic semiconductors.
About LamdaGen Corporation LamdaGen Corporation is a privately funded biosensor company that provides LSPR (Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance) diagnostic platforms and analytical products to the Life Science industry as well as functional nanomaterials to support various applications in plasmonics, cleantech and energy.
The topics include light propagation, refractive and reflective microoptics, compound and integrated free-space optics, plasmonics, and left-handed materials.
Just one of the research areas highlighted in the report, plasmonics, shows how our understanding of light, in this case stemming from the way light interacts with silver and gold to give off a shiny sparkle, could lead to the development of metamaterial-based invisibility cloaks or super-strength solar cells for renewable energy generation.
The 48 papers, including the full texts of poster papers, report findings in the areas of non-linear optical materials, organometallic optical materials, plasmonics, electro-optic and electronic materials, organic and hybrid light-emitting devices, nanocomposite optical materials, linear and non-linear optical properties of organic and composite materials, electrical and optical properties of organic and hybrid light-emitting devices, and organic photonic bandgap structures.
The nanotechnology research topics include plasmonics, the building blocks of plasmonic circuits; the use of metal nanoparticles to improve infrared light trapping in solar cell applications; methods for the bulk synthesis of graphene; synthesis of nanorods of vanadium compounds for energy storage; nanodiamonds, superparamagnetic nanoparticles and synthesis of hollow nanostructured silica, along with a discussion of their applications; molecular dynamics modelling of self-cleaning coatings; metal nanostructure-enhanced fluorescence and its biological applications; luminescent nano-bioprobes for bioassays and bioimaging; biomimicry leading to olfactory nano-biosensors; and superparamagnetic nanoparticles as MRI contrast agents.
Beyond the trend to study graphene for virtually any application to determine its potential, current state of research in graphene plasmonics already demonstrates outstanding potential for spectroscopy.
The issuance of this patent illustrates LamdaGen's unique ability to harness modern plasmonics for advancing In-Vitro Diagnostics (IVD).
Major themes are theory, design, and analysis of NEMS/MEMS; NEMS/MEMS fabrication technologies; sensors, actuators and microsystems; RF MEMS devices and characterization; microfluidics and micro total analysis systems; nanotechnology and nano devices; and optical MEMS, nanophotonics, and plasmonics.