Funding for this research was provided by:
National Science Foundation (1523617)
Army Research Office (W911NF-13-0165)
Received: 22 April 2017
Accepted: 28 June 2017
First Online: 11 July 2017
: C. Chen is a postdoctoral fellow with the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at North Carolina Central University (NCCU). His research interests include integrated polymer and metallic nanoparticles for energy, sensing, and environmental applications. Y. Tang is an assistant professor of Physics at NCCU, and his research interests are in developing metallic nanoparticles and nanostructures for applications in optics and beyond. B. Vlahovic is a professor of Physic at NCCU, and his research interests include nanotechnologies, astronomies, and sensor development. F. Yan is an associate professor of chemistry at NCCU. His research is centered on developing novel plasmonic sensing strategies, which can be potentially exploited in environmental monitoring, forensic investigation, and biomedical diagnostics.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
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