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An optimal substrate design for SERS: dual-scale diamond-shaped gold nano-structures fabricated via interference lithography.
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PMID:  23381682     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Dual-scale diamond-shaped gold nanostructures (d-DGNs) with larger scale diamond-shaped gold nanoposts (DGNs) coupled to smaller scale gold nanoparticles have been fabricated via interference lithography as a highly reliable and efficient substrate for surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). The inter- and intra-particle plasmonic fields of d-DGNs are varied by changing the periodicity of the DGNs and the density of gold nanoparticles. Because of the two different length scales in the nanostructures, d-DGNs show multipole plasmonic peaks as well as dipolar plasmonic peaks, leading to a SERS enhancement factor of greater than 10(9). Simulations are carried out by finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) methods to evaluate the dependence of the inter- and intra-particle plasmonic field and the results are in good agreement with the experimentally obtained data. Our studies reveal that the combination of two different length scales is a straightforward approach for achieving reproducible and great SERS enhancement by light trapping in the diamond-shaped larger scale structures as well as efficient collective plasmon oscillation in the small size particles.
Authors:
Hyo-Jin Ahn; Pradheep Thiyagarajan; Lin Jia; Sun-I Kim; Jong-Chul Yoon; Edwin L Thomas; Ji-Hyun Jang
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nanoscale     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2040-3372     ISO Abbreviation:  Nanoscale     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
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Created Date:  2013-2-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101525249     Medline TA:  Nanoscale     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Interdisciplinary School of Green Energy, Low Dimensional Carbon Materials Center, UNIST, Korea. clau@unist.ac.kr.
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