Publications Sönnichsen


100 years of nanoscience with the ultramicroscope
Shaker Verlag, 2007

'Plasmons in metal nanostructures'
Cuviller Verlag, Goettingen, 200

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Publications in scientific journals

65. 'Plasmonic Nanosensors Reveal a Height Dependence of MinDE Protein Oscillations on Membrane Features'
W. Ye, S. Celiksoy, A. Jakab, A. Khmelinskaia, T. Heermann, A. Raso, S. V. Wegner, G. Rivas, P. Schwille, R. Ahijado-Guzmán and C. Sönnichsen
J. Am. Chem. Soc., Article ASAP (DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b07759)
64. 'Conformational Dynamics of a Single Protein Monitored for 24 h at Video Rate'
W. Ye, M. Götz, S. Celiksoy, L. Tüting, C. Ratzke, J. Prasad, J. Ricken, S. V. Wegner, R. Ahijado-Guzmán, T. Hugel and C. Sönnichsen
Nano Lett., 2018, 18 (10), pp 6633–6637 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b03342)
63. 'Particle Plasmons as Dipole Antennas: State Representation of Relative Observables'
B. Foerster, J. Rutten, H. Pham, S. Link and C. Sönnichsen
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (33), pp 19116–19123 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b06350)
62. 'Narrowing the Plasmonic Sensitivity Distribution by Considering the Individual Size of Gold Nanorods'
A. Henkel, W. Ye, Y. Khalavka, A. Neiser, C. Lambertz, S. Schmachtel, R. Ahijado-Guzmán and C. Sönnichsen
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (18), pp 10133–10137 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b01863)
61. 'Synthesis of Au–CdS@CdSe Hybrid Nanoparticles with a Highly Reactive Gold Domain'
Y. Khalavka, S. Harms, A. Henkel, M. Strozyk, R. Ahijado-Guzmán and C. Sönnichsen
Langmuir, 2018, 34 (1), pp 187–190 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b02756 )
60. 'Potassium Triggers a Reversible Specific Stiffness Transition of Polyethylene Glycol'
L. Tüting, W. Ye, G. Settanni, F. Schmid, B.A. Wolf, R. Ahijado-Guzmán and C. Sönnichsen
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (40), pp 22396–22402 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b08987)
59. 'Chemical Interface Damping Depends on Electrons Reaching the Surface'
B. Foerster, A. Joplin, K. Kaefer, S. Celiksoy, S. Link and C. Sönnichsen
ACS Nano, 2017, 11 (3), pp 2886–2893 (DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b08010)
58. 'Plasmonic Nanosensors for the Determination of Drug Effectiveness on Membrane Receptors'
R. Ahijado-Guzmán, J. Menten, J. Prasad, C. Lambertz, G. Rivas and C. Sönnichsen
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9 (1), pp 218–223 (DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b14013)
57. 'Gold Nanorods as Plasmonic Sensors for Particle Diffusion'
V. Wulf, F. Knoch, T. Speck and C. Sönnichsen
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2016, 7 (23), pp 4951–4955 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b02165)
56. 'Organization into Higher Ordered Ring Structures Counteracts Membrane Binding of IM30, a Protein Associated with Inner Membranes in Chloroplasts and Cyanobacteria'
J. Heidrich, V. Wulf, R. Hennig, M. Saur, J. Markl, C. Sönnichsen, D. Schneider
J. Biol. Chem. (DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M116.722686)
55. 'Single Particle Plasmon Sensors as Label-Free Technique to Monitor MinDE Protein Wave Propagation on Membranes'
C. Lambertz, A. Martos, A. Henkel, A. Neiser, T. Kliesch, A. Janshoff, P. Schwille, C. Sönnichsen
Nano Lett., 2016, 16 (6), pp 3540–3544 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b00507)
54. 'The role of halide ions in the anisotropic growth of gold nanoparticles: a microscopic, atomistic perspective'
S. Meena, S. Celiksoy, P. Schäfer, A. Henkel, C. Sönnichsen, M. Sulpizi
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016,18, 13246-13254 (DOI: 10.1039/C6CP01076H)
53. 'Plasmonic Core-satellite Assemblies as Highly Sensitive Refractive Index Sensors'
J. Prasad, I. Zins, R. Branscheid, J. Becker, A.H.R. Koch, G. Fytas, U. Kolb, C. Sönnichsen
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119 (10), pp 5577–5582 (DOI: 10.1021/jp510985n)
52. 'Comparative Evaluation of the Impact on Endothelial Cells Induced by Different Nanoparticle Structures and Functionalization'
L. Landgraf, I. Müller, P. Ernst, M. Schäfer, C. Rosman, I. Schick, O. Köhler, H. Oehring, V. Breus, T. Basché, C. Sönnichsen, W. Tremel, I. Hilger
Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. (DOI: 10.3762/bjnano.6.28)
51. 'Mechanical Properties of MDCK II cells Exposed to Gold Nanorods'
A. Pietuch, B. R. Brückner, D. Schneider, M. Tarantola, C. Rosman, C. Sönnichsen, A. Janshoff
Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. (DOI: 10.3762/bjnano.6.21)
50. 'Mammalian Cell Growth on Gold Nanoparticle Decorated Substrates is Influenced by the Particle Coating'
C. Rosman, S. Pierrat, M. Tarantola, D. Schneider, E. Sunnick, A. Janshoff, C. Sönnichsen
Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 5, 2479 (2014) (DOI: 10.3762/bjnano.5.257)
49. 'Transient Absorption of Gold Nanorods Induced B Femtosecond Laser Irradiation'
Y. Shynkarenko, A. Dmytruk, I. Dmytruk, I. Blonskyi, P. Korenyuk, C. Sönnichsen, A. Kotko
Ukr. J. Phys. 59, 3, 331 (2014)
48. 'Plasmonic Nanosensors for Simultaneous Quantification of Multiple Protein-Protein Binding Affinities'
R. Ahijado-Guzmán, J. Prasad, C. Rosman, A. Henkel, L. Tome, D. Schneider, G. Rivas, C. Sönnichsen
Nano Lett. 14, 5528 (2014) (DOI: 10.1021/nl501865p)
47. 'Surface Asymmetry of Coated Spherical Nanoparticles'
A. Koch, G. Lévêque, S. Harms, K. Jaskiewicz, M. Bernhardt, A. Henkel, C. Sönnichsen, K. Landfester, G. Fytas
Nano Lett. 14, 4138 (2014) (DOI: 10.1021/nl501783x)
46. 'Multiplexed Plasmon Sensor for rapid Label-free Analyte Detection'
C. Rosman, J. Prasad, A. Neiser, A. Henkel, J. Edgar, C. Sönnichsen
Nano Lett. 13, 3243 (2013) (DOI: 10.1021/nl401354f)
45. 'Angular Trapping of Anisometric Nano-Objects in a Fluid'
M. Celebrano, C. Rosman, C. Sönnichsen, M. Krishnan
Nano Lett. 12, 5791 (2012) (DOI: 10.1021/nl303099c)
44. 'A New Approach to Assess Gold Nanoparticle Uptake by Mammalian Cells: Combining Optical Dark-Field and Transmission Electron Microscopy'
C. Rosman, S. Pierrat, A. Henkel, M. Tarantola, D. Schneider, E. Sunnick, A. Janshoff, C. Sönnichsen
Small 8, 3683 (2012), (DOI: 10.1002/smll.201200853)
43. 'Single Unlabeled Protein Detection on Individual Plasmonic Nanoparticles'
I. Ament, J. Prasad, A. Henkel, S. Schmachtel, C. Sönnichsen
Nano Lett. 12, 1092 (2012) (DOI:10.1021/nl204496g)
42. 'Highly sensitive plasmonic silver nanorods'
A. Jakab, C. Rosman, Y. Khalavka, J. Becker, A. Trügler, U. Hohenester, C. Sönnichsen
ACS Nano 5, 6880 (2011) (DOI: 10.1021/nn200877b)
41. 'Phase separated Cu@Fe3O4 heterodimer nanoparticles from organometallic reactants'
B. Nakhjavan, M.N. Tahir, F. Natalio, H. Gao, K. Schneider, T. Schladt, I. Ament, R. Branscheid, S. Weber, U. Kolb, C. Sönnichsen, L. Schreiber, W. Tremel
J. Mater. Chem. 11, 8605 (2011)
40. 'Detecting intruders on the nanoscale'
C. Sönnichsen
Science 332, 1389 (2011)
39. 'Absorption properties of metal-semiconductor hybrid nanoparticles'
E. Shaviv, O. Schubert, M. Alves-Santos, G. Goldoni, R. Du Felice, F. Valée, N. Del Fatti, U. Banin, C. Sönnichsen
ACS Nano 5, 4712 (2011)
38. 'Toxicity of gold-nanoparticles: Synergistic effects of shape and surface functionalization on micromotility of epithelial cells'
M. Tarantola, A. Pietuch, D. Schneider, J. Rother, E. Sunnick, C. Rosman, S. Pierrat, C. Sönnichsen, J. Wegener, A. Janshoff
Nanotoxicology 5, 254 (2011)
37. 'Probing the size effect of Co2FeGa-SiO2@C nanocomposite particles prepared by a chemical approach'
C.H. Wang, L. Basit, Y.Z. Guo, F. Casper, T. Gasi, V. Ksenofontov, B. Balke, G.H. Fecher, Y. Khalavka, C. Sönnichsen, Y.K. Hwu, J.J. Lee, C. Felser
Chem. Mater. 22, 6575 (2010)
36. 'Light-controlled one-sided growth of large Plasmonic gold domains on quantum Rods observed on the single particle level'
L. Carbone, A. Jakab, Y. Khalavka, C. Sönnichsen
Proc. SPIE 7575, 757505 (2010)
35. 'Au@MnO Nanoflowers: Hybrid Nanocomposites for Selective Dual Functionalization and Imaging'
T. D. Schladt, M. I. Shukoor, M. N. Tahir, F. Natalio, K. Schneider, I. Ament, J. Becker, F. Jochum, S. Weber, P. Theato, L. M. Schreiber, C. Sönnichsen, H. C. Schröder, W. E. G. Müller, W. Tremel
Angew. Chem. Int. Edit. 49, 3976 (2010)
34. 'LbL multilayer capsules: recent progress and future outlook for their use in life sciences'
L. L. del Mercato, P. Rivera-Gil, A. Z. Abbasi, M. Ochs, C. Ganas, I. Zins, C. Sönnichsen, W. J. Parak
Nanoscale 2, 458 (2010)
33. 'The Optimal Aspect Ratio of Gold Nanorods for Plasmonic Bio-sensing'
J. Becker, A. Trügler, A. Jakab, U. Hohenester, C. Sönnichsen
Plasmonics 5, 161 (2010)
32. 'Nanoassembled Plasmonic-Photonic Hybrid Cavity for Tailored Light-Matter Coupling'
M. Barth, S. Schietinger, S. Fischer, J. Becker, N. Nüsse, T. Aichele, B. Löchel, C. Sönnichsen, O. Benson
Nano Lett. 10, 891 (2010)
31. 'En-Face differential absorption optical coherence tomography with gold nanorods as the contrast agent'
M. Leitner, A. Henkel, C. Sönnichsen, C. C. Rosa, A. G. Podoleanu
Proc. SPIE 7139, 71390T (2008)
30. 'Light-Controlled One-Sided Growth of Large Plasmonic Gold Domains on Quantum Rods Observed on the Single Particle Level'
L. Carbone, A. Jakab, Y. Khalavka, C. Sönnichsen
Nano Lett. 9, 3710 (2009)
29. 'Planar Metamaterial Analogue of Electromagnetically Induced Transparency for Plasmonic Sensing'
N. Liu, T. Weiss, M. Mesch, L. Langguth, U. Eigenthaler, M. Hirscher, C. Sönnichsen, H. Giessen
Nano Lett. 10, 1103 (2010)
28. 'Rotational Dynamics of Laterally Frozen Nanoparticles Specifically Attached to Biomembranes'
S. Pierrat, E. Hartinger, S. Faiss, A. Janshoff, C. Sönnichsen
J. Phys. Chem. C 113, 11179 (2009)
27. 'Growth Kinetic of a Rod-Shaped Metal Nanocrystal'
A. Henkel, O. Schubert, A. Plech, C. Sönnichsen
J. Phys. Chem. C 113, 10390 (2009)
26. 'Self-Assembly of Amphiphilic Nanocrystals'
L. Carbone, L. Manna, C. Sönnichsen
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 48, 4282 (2009)
25. 'Tuning Plasmonic Properties by Alloying Copper into Gold Nanorods'
A. Henkel, A. Jakab, G. Brunklaus, C. Sönnichsen
J. Phys. Chem C 113, 2200 (2009)
24. 'Synthesis of Rod-Shaped Gold Nanorattles with Improved Plasmon Sensitivity and Catalytic Activity'
Y. Khalavka, J. Becker, C. Sönnichsen
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131, 1871 (2009)
23. 'Cytotoxicity of Metal and Semiconductor Nanoparticles Indicated by Cellular Micromotility'
M. Tarantola, D. Schneider, E. Sunnick, H. Adam, S. Pierrat, C. Rosman, V. Breus, C. Sönnichsen, T. Basché, J. Wegener, A. Janshoff
ACS Nano 3, 213 (2009)
22. 'Quantitative Optical Trapping of Single Gold Nanorods'
C. Selhuber-Unkel, I. Zins, O. Schubert, C. Sönnichsen, L. Oddershede
Nano Lett. 8, 2998 (2008)
21. 'Mapping the polarization pattern of plasmon modes reveals nano-particle symmetry'
O. Schubert, J. Becker, L. Carbone, Y. Khalavka, T. Provalska, I. Zins, and C. Sönnichsen
Nano Lett. 8, 2345 (2008)
20. 'Liquid Crystalline Phases from Polymer Functionalised Semiconducting Nanorods'
M. Zorn, S. Meuer, M. N. Tahir, Y. Khalavka, C. Sönnichsen, W. Tremel and R. Zentel,
J. Mater. Chem. 18, 3050 (2008)
19. 'Protein-Membrane Interaction Probed by Single Plasmonic Nanoparticles'
C.L. Baciu, J. Becker, A. Janshoff, C. Sönnichsen,
Nano Lett. 8, 1724 (2008)
18. 'Plasmonic Focusing Reduces Ensemble Linewidth of Silver Coated Gold Nanorods'
J. Becker, I. Zins, A. Jakab, Y. Khalavka, O. Schubert, C. Sönnichsen,
Nano Lett. 8, 1719 (2008)
17. 'Mycosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using the fungus Fusarium acuminatum and its activity against some human pathogenic bacteria'
A. Ingle, A. Gade, S. Pierrat, C. Sönnichsen, M. Rai
Curr. Nanosc. 4, 141 (2008)
16. 'Growth of Gold Tips onto Hyperbranched CdTe Nanostructures'
Y. Khalavka, C. Sönnichsen
Adv. Mater. 20, 588 (2008)Featured as Nature Research Highlight, Nature 451, 608 (7 Feb 2008)
15. 'Separation of nanoparticles by gel electrophoresis according to shape and size'
M. Hanauer, S. Pierrat , I. Zins, A. Lotz, C. Sönnichsen
Nano Lett. 7, 2881 (2007)Featured as Nature Research Highlight, Nature 449, 4 (6 Sept 2007)
Featured in Focus online
14. 'Enhanced thermal stability of gold and silver nanorods through thin surface layers'
Y. Khalavka, C. Ohm, L.Sun, F. Banhart, C. Sönnichsen
Phys. Chem. C 111, 12886 (2007)
13. 'Gold Nanoparticle Growth Monitored in situ Using a Novel Fast Optical Single-Particle Spectroscopy Method'
J. Becker, O. Schubert, C. Sönnichsen
Nano Lett. 7, 1664 (2007)
12. 'Self-Assembly of Small Gold Colloids with Functionalized Gold Nanorods'
S. Pierrat, I. Zins, A.Breivogel, and C. Sönnichsen
Nano Lett. 7, 259 (2007)
11. 'Microfluidic continuous flow synthesis of rod-shaped gold and silver nanocrystals'
J. Boleininger, A. Kurz,V. Reuss, C. Sönnichsen
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 8, 3824 (2006)
10. 'Controlled Synthesis of Hyperbranched Inorganic Nanocrystals with Rich Three-Dimensional Structures'
A.G. Kanaras, C. Sönnichsen, H. T. Liu, A. P. Alivisatos
Nano Lett. 5, 2164 (2005)
9. 'A Molecular Ruler Based on Plasmon Coupling of Metal Nanoparticles',
C. Sönnichsen, B. M. Reinhard, J. Liphardt, A. P. Alivisatos
Nat. Biotechnol. 23, 741 (2005)
8. 'Gold Nanorods as Novel Non-Bleaching Plasmon Based Orientation Sensors for Polarized Single Particle Microscopy',
C. Sönnichsen, A. P. Alivisatos
Nano Lett. 5, 301 (2005)
7. 'Integration of Colloidal Nanocrystals into Lithographically Patterned Devices',
Y. Cui, M. T. Björk, J. A. Liddle, C. Sönnichsen, B. Boussert, A. P. Alivisatos
Nano Lett. 4, 1093 (2004)
6. 'Biomolecular Recognition Based on Single Gold Nanoparticle Light Scattering'
G. Raschke, S. Kowarik, T. Franzl, C. Sönnichsen, T. A. Klar, J. Feldmann
Nano Lett. 3, 935 (2003)
5. 'Electrically controlled light scattering with single metal nanoparticles'
J. Müller, C. Sönnichsen, H. von Poschinger, G. von Plessen, T.A. Klar, J. Feldmann
Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 171 (2002)
4. 'Plasmon resonances in large noble-metal clusters'
C. Sönnichsen, T. Franzl, T. Wilk, G. von Plessen, J. Feldmann,
New J. Phys. 4, 93 (2002)
3. 'Drastic reduction of plasmon damping in gold nanorods'
C. Sönnichsen, T. Franzl, T. Wilk, G. von Plessen, J. Feldmann, O. Wilson, P. Mulvaney;
Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 077402 (2002)
2. 'Spectroscopy of single metallic nanoparticles using total internal reflection microscopy'
C. Sönnichsen, S. Geier, N.E. Hecker, G. von Plessen, J. Feldmann, H. Ditlbacher, B. Lamprecht, J.R. Krenn, F.R. Aussenegg, V.Z. Chan, J.P. Spatz, M. Möller
Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 2949 (2000)
1. 'Launching surface plasmons into nano-holes in metal films'
C. Sönnichsen, A.C. Duch, G. Steininger, M. Koch, G. von Plessen, and J. Feldmann;
Appl. Phys. Lett. 76, 140 (2000)
'Chaosuntersuchungen anhand eines nichtlinearen Systems der klassischen Mechanik'
Eike Lau, Carsten Sönnichsen, Mathias Püstow
Young researcher 32, 26 (1993)

Patent applications

'Electrically Controllable Light Modulator Having a Material Composition Based on Nanoparticles That Are Embedded in Electro-Optical Media',
Sönnichsen, C., Arpad, J., Perner, M., Feldmann, J., von Plessen, G.
International Patent Publication WO03009058 and DE10135114 (2002)

'Methods, Device and Instrument for Detection of Analytes',
Sönnichsen, C., Kurzinger, K., Franzl, T., Klar, T. A., Nichtl, A., Feldmann, J., Raschke, G., Kowarik, S.
International Patent Publication WO2004042403 (2003)

'Individual molecule detection by plasmonic nanoparticles'
Sönnichsen, C.; Ament I.
International Patent EP 2587252 (2013)

'Method for detecting and/or quantifying the binding affinities of a target molecule to a plurality of different binding Partners by Plasmon resonance of Nanoparticles and a Position-encoded sensor therefor'
Sönnichsen, C., Ahijado-Guzmán, R., Prasad, J., Lambertz, C.
Patent 2014

Conference proceedings

Gold nanorods as novel non-bleaching plasmon based orientation sensors
Carsten Sönnichsen, A. Paul Alivisatos
Biophysics Journal 88, 364a (2005)

'Nano-Optics with Surface Plasmons',
Campillo, A. J., Sönnichsen, C., Perner, M., von Plessen, G., Feldmann, J.
Technical Digest QELS, Baltimore, 23 (1999)

'Studies on Living Cells Using Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy',
Sönnichsen, C., Donald, A.
European Journal of Cell Biology 74, 102 (1997)