A modeling and design approach is proposed for nanoparticle-based electromagnetic devices. First, the structure properties will be analytically studied by using Maxwell’s equations. The method provides us a robust link between nanoparticles electromagnetic response (amplitude and phase) and their geometrical characteristics (shape, geometry, dimensions). Secondly, new designs based on “metamaterial” concept are proposed, demonstrating great performances in terms of wide-angle range functionality and multi/wide behavior, compared to conventional devices working at the same frequencies. The approach offers potential applications to build-up new advanced platforms for sensing and medical diagnostics. Therefore, in the third and final part of the article some practical examples will be reported such as cancer detection, water content measurements, chemical analysis, glucose concentration measurements and blood diseases monitoring.
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- medical diagnostics
- glucose measurements
- cancer detection