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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.]
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(Genetics) genetics the sum total of plasmagenes in a cell
[C20: from German, from Greek plasma. See plasma]
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Other aspects of physical chemistry that studies discuss include atmospheric spectroscopy and photochemistry at environmental water interfaces, single-photon sources in atomically thin materials, the ultrafast dynamic microscopy of carrier and exciton transport, multi-reference theories of electron correlation based on the driven similarity renormalization group, chiral plasmonic nanostructures enabled by bottom-up approaches, and optical and physical probing of thermal processes in semiconductor and plasmonic nanocrystals.
In a paper recently published in NanoLetters, ICFO researchers Alexander Powell, Alexandros Stavrinadis, and Ignacio de Miguel, led by ICREA Professors at ICFO Gerasimos Konstantatos, and Romain Quidant report on a solution for overcoming colour restrictions in this method using plasmonic nanoparticles.
Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, demonstrates the ability of quantum states of light to enhance the sensitivities of state-of-the-art plasmonic sensors.
The new surfaces utilize tiny plasmonic nanoantennas made of nickel-aluminum oxide that are patterned onto glass as an array.
Since then, surface plasmon resonances have been achieved with "alternative" plasmonic materials, for example, other metals (Al, Pt, and Pd) [14, 15], transparent conductive oxides [16], metal nitrides [17], doped semiconductors [16], and graphene [18].
In the article titled "Nanoporous Ag-Au Bimetallic Triangular Nanoprisms Synthesized by Galvanic Replacement for Plasmonic Applications" [1], the affiliation of the fourth author was incorrect.
Based on this principle, an experimental technique has been proposed [2] to enable investigation of intermodal dispersion features and plasmonic effects in a metal-coated SNOM tip terminating a multimode optical fibre.
The new surfaces make use of plasmonic nanoantennas made of nickel-aluminum oxide layers patterned as an array on glass.
Research from the University of Glasgow outlines how engineers have developed nano-scale plasmonic colour filters that display different colours depending on the orientation of the light which hits it.
Published in the journal Physical Review Applied under the title "Spontaneous Emission and Fundamental Limitations on the Signal-to-Noise Ratio in Deep-Subwavelength Plasmonic Waveguide Structures with Gain," the paper proposes a way to evaluate the maximum possible data transfer speeds in nanophotonic processors by understanding the fundamental limitations imposed by noise in electromagnetic fields.
Recently, accompanying the development of plasmonic technology, the study of antennas exceeded the microwave barrier, reaching the infrared and optical regions.
This enlightening presentation included nano-optic diffraction, holographic movies, plasmonics and diffraction, before moving onto some unique applications of plasmonics that include changing the colour of metals without the using diffraction or dyes, projecting images and plasmonic 'printing.'