The deposition of organic molecules on gold nanoantennas is reported through chemisorption for sensing in the midinfrared (mid-IR) spectral range. The specific nanostructures are gold asymmetric-split ring resonators (A-SRRs) based on circular-geometry with two different ‘arc’ lengths. The plasmonic resonant coupling technique was used to match the vibrational responses of the targeted molecules for their enhanced detection. Gold nanostructures are functionalised through chemisorption of octadecanethiol (ODT) in ethanol solution. The molecular vibrational responses were measured using a microscope coupled Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. The experimental findings are closely supported using FDTD simulation. The modified nanoantennas surfaces are capable of supporting wide range of organic-sensing applications.
Jharna Paul, Scott G. McMeekin, Richard M. De La Rue, and Nigel P. Johnson, "Deposition of organic molecules on gold nanoantennas for sensing," Proc. SPIE 10227, Metamaterials XI, 102270Z (Presented at SPIE Optics + Optoelectronics: April 27, 2017; Published: 16 May 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2269937.
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