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Publication Citation: Plasmonic nanodome array fabricated on plastic as a dual-mode surface plasmon resonance and surface- enhanced Raman scattering sensor

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Author(s): Charles J. Choi; Stephen Semancik;
Title: Plasmonic nanodome array fabricated on plastic as a dual-mode surface plasmon resonance and surface- enhanced Raman scattering sensor
Published: May 12, 2014
Abstract: Label-free optical sensors have recently emerged as a highly sensitive approach for detecting a broad range of chemical and biological analytes that include illicit drug compounds, explosives, proteins, viruses, and bacteria.To best meet such diverse monitoring needs, different sensing methods have been used. For example, detection of chemical compounds typically requires specific chemical identification method, such as Raman spectroscopy, while proteins or bacteria are most effectively detected by performing capture affinity assays using surface plasmon resonance biosensors. Therefore, the integration of multiple detection modalities into a single, substrate- based sensing platform would offer highly complementary capabilities that allow a variety of analytes to be detected simultaneously. This work describes a label-free, optical sensor system fabricated on a flexible plastic film using nanoreplica molding process with dual detection modalities: surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) for specific chemical identification and localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) for capture affinity biosensing. The sensor surface is comprised of a close-packed array of 383 nm diameter dome structures with interdome spacing of 14 nm, fabricated by a process that combines nanoreplica molding and unpatterned blanket deposition of SiO2 and Ag thin films.
Conference: TechConnect World
Proceedings: Proceedings of the Nanotech Conference and Expo 2013
Location: Washington, DC
Dates: May 12, 2013-May 16, 2014
Research Areas: Spectroscopy, Nanoparticles, Raman