Thermoplasmonic ssDNA Dynamic Release from Gold Nanoparticles Examined with Advanced Fluorescence Microscopy
S. Simoncelli, H. d. A. Weerasekera, C. Fasciani, C. N. Boddy, P.F. Aramendia, E. I. Alarcon and J.C. Scaiano, "Thermoplasmonic ssDNA Dynamic Release from Gold Nanoparticles Examined with Advanced Fluorescence Microscopy", J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 6, 1499-1503 (2015)
Plasmon excitation of spherical gold nanoparticles carrying a fluorescent labeled 30 bp dsDNA cargo, with one chain covalently attached through two S–Au bonds to the surface, results in release of the complementary strand as ssDNA that can be examined in situ using high-resolution fluorescence microscopy. The release is dependent on the total energy delivered, but not the rate of delivery, an important property for plasmonic applications in medicine, sensors, and plasmon-induced PCR.