The field of plasmonics covers a variety of very diverse materials, including 2-dimensional (2D) materials. This vast and current subject has received much attention lately because of the unique optical and electrical properties used in biosensing applications. While there already exist a number of plasmonics texts, there have not been many publications similar to the book under review. Its purpose is to provide an introduction to 2D plasmonic nanomaterials and is oriented towards the synthesis and characterization of graphene, reduced graphene oxide, black phosphorus, transition metal dichalcogenides, etc., for the applications of plasmonic sensors. Overall, the book makes for rewarding reading, and I recommend it to all electrical engineering and physics students and researchers interested in sensing applications.
Review by Christian Brosseau, Optica Fellow and professor of physics, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France.
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