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Towards low-cost flexible substrates for nanoplasmonic sensing.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23303134     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Plasmonic nanostructures have played a significant role in the field of nanotechnology due to their unprecedented ability to concentrate light at the nanometre scale, which renders them precious for various sensing applications. The adsorption of plasmonic nanoparticles and nanostructures onto solid substrates in a controlled manner is a crucial process for the fabrication of nanoplasmonic devices, in which the nanoparticles amplify the electromagnetic fields for enhanced device performance. In this perspective article we summarize recent developments in the fabrication of flexible nanoplasmonic devices for sensing applications based on surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) and localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) shifts. We introduce different types of flexible substrates such as filter paper, free-standing nanofibres, elastomers, plastics, carbon nanotubes and graphene, for the fabrication of low-cost flexible nanoplasmonic devices. Various techniques are described that allow impregnation of such flexible substrates with plasmonic nanoparticles, including solution processes, physical vapour deposition and lithographic techniques. From the discussion in this Perspective, it is clear that highly sensitive and reproducible flexible plasmonic devices can currently be fabricated on a large scale at relatively low-cost, toward real-world applications in diagnostics and detection.
Lakshminarayana Polavarapu; Luis M Liz-Marzán
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1463-9084     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Chem Chem Phys     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-20     Completed Date:  2013-09-10     Revised Date:  2014-05-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888160     Medline TA:  Phys Chem Chem Phys     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5288-300     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Graphite / chemistry
Metal Nanoparticles / chemistry
Nanofibers / chemistry
Nanostructures / chemistry*
Nanotubes, Carbon / chemistry
Polymers / chemistry
Spectrum Analysis, Raman
Surface Plasmon Resonance*
Grant Support
267867//European Research Council
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Nanotubes, Carbon; 0/Polymers; 7782-42-5/Graphite

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