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Biomedical Optics Express

Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2012–2020

Localized surface plasmon microscopy of submicron domain structures of mixed lipid bilayers

Koyo Watanabe, Ryosuke Miyazaki, Goro Terakado, Takashi Okazaki, Kenichi Morigaki, and Hiroshi Kano  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 3, Issue 9, pp. 2012-2020 (2012)

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We propose scanning localized surface plasmon microscopy of mixed lipid bilayers with submicron domain structures. Our observation technique, which employs localized surface plasmons excited on a flat metal surface as a sensing probe, provides non-label and non-contact imaging with the spatial resolution of ∼ 170 nm. We experimentally show that submicron domain structures of mixed lipid bilayers can be observed. A detailed analysis finds that the domains are classified into two groups.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(310.6870) Thin films : Thin films, other properties
(180.4243) Microscopy : Near-field microscopy

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Original Manuscript: May 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 8, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 9, 2012
Published: August 7, 2012

Koyo Watanabe, Ryosuke Miyazaki, Goro Terakado, Takashi Okazaki, Kenichi Morigaki, and Hiroshi Kano, "Localized surface plasmon microscopy of submicron domain structures of mixed lipid bilayers," Biomed. Opt. Express 3, 2012-2020 (2012)

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