Topical Meeting on Chiral Plasmonics and Chiral Sensing

 

Location: 4th Physics Institute, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Dates: 2017, tba

Contact: Prof. Harald Giessen, h.giessen ♦ pi4.uni-stuttgart • de

 

Scope:

Chiroptical sensing has tremendous application potential, particularly for chemical analysis and pharmaceutical enantiopure drugs. It is of utmost importance to determine the handedness of minute amounts of chemicals. Currently, the limits for chiroptical spectroscopy are in the ┬Ál range. How far can chiroptical spectroscopy be taken down to smaller volumes? Are attoliters or zeptoliters possible? Particularly, how can plasmonics aid in this process? Will nanoantennas be useful, will chiral plasmonic structures enhance chiroptical signals? These and other questions demand for a workshop where the key players are brought together and discuss state-of-the-art and possibe future steps in theory and experiment to explore the limits of nanoantenna-enhanced chiroptical sensing.