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Title: Highly ordered arrays of particle-in-bowl plasmonic nanostructures for surface-enhanced Raman scattering
Authors: Li, Xianglin
Zhang, Yongzhe
Shen, Zexiang
Fan, Hong Jin
Issue Date: 2012
Source: Li, X., Zhang, Y., Shen, Z., & Fan, H. J. (2012). Highly ordered arrays of particle-in-bowl plasmonic nanostructures for surface-enhanced Raman scattering. Small, 8(16), 2548-2554.
Series/Report no.: Small
Abstract: A highly ordered particle-in-bowl (PIB) nanostructure array is designed and fabricated to achieve large field enhancement for the surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) application. This new type of PIB structure is composed of an Ag particle located at the bottom of an Au bowl, and the two are separated by a precisely controlled nanoscale dielectric layer. The fabrication of the PIB structure is based on the self-assembly of polystyrene spheres and atomic layer deposition (ALD), which allows good control of the metal particle size and gap distance, as well as large-scale ordering. Numerical simulation reveals a high enhancement of the local field at the nanogaps. The SERS performance of the PIB arrays, and the effects of the Ag particle size and the ALD dielectric layer thickness are characterized, results of which are in reasonable agreement with simulation. With Rhodmaine 6G as the probe molecule, the spatially averaged SERS enhancement factor is on the order of 3.8 × 107 and the local field enhancement from simulation can be up to 108.
ISSN: 1613-6810
DOI: 10.1002/smll.201200576
Rights: © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
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