Nanoparticle Characterization

Real-Time Spectral Analysis
Perform nanoparticle characterization with the cuvette add-on of the OpenSPR. Nicoya’s advanced optical platform and powerful algorithms allow for convenient and real-time spectral analysis of the plasmonic properties of metal nanoparticles in solution. Acquire spectra data faster than traditional spectrophotometers, with lower noise and greater flexibility.


  • Biosensor development & optimization
  • Nanomaterials synthesis evaluation and quality control
  • Nanomaterials characterization
  • Exploring localized surface plasmon resonance
  • Exploring underlying plasmonic physics
  • Colorimetric sensing
  • Teaching applications

Application Highlight

Real time SPR maxima changes and corresponding TEM images of gold plated silver decahedral nanoparticles after the addition of ampicillin

Use Cases

  • Real time tracking of spectral properties of plasmonic nanoparticles
  • Outputs include peak height, centre, full width half max, and sharpness
  • Save full spectra as well as track properties in real time
  • Obtain kinetic data on reactions in solution and on the surface of nanoparticles
  • Study nanoparticles aggregation and degradation in real time
"Unlike traditional spectrophotometers, OpenSPR and its user-friendly software allow us to acquire data at faster rates in real time. The dual spectrophotometer function allows us to characterize nanoparticles in free solution with minimal post processing. OpenSPR's versatility is very important for our research." Dr. Vladimir Kitaev

Chemistry, Wilfrid Laurier University

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