Published in January 15th issue of Analytical Chemistry :
The manuscript presents a thorough study of the signal-to-noise improvement in Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS) measurements within a nanoaperture. We believe that this will enable a large variety of new applications of FCS. The paper demonstrates a 10x quality improvement of FCS measurements when using nanoapertures. The graph below shows the quality enhancement of correlation curves for fluorescence molecules in open solution or inside a gold nanoaperture :
This is a project for a summer school devoted to the foundations and applications of plasmonics, to be held on the island of Porquerolles (France) from September 13th to September 17th. We’re hoping to get a bunch of brilliant speakers for the lessons.
More info at http://n.bonod.free.fr/SSOP.html !!
For interested people, please contact me or Nicolas Bonod at the Fresnel Institute.