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11 March 2015 Numerical investigation of plasmonic properties of gold nanoshells
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Proceedings Volume 9340, Plasmonics in Biology and Medicine XII; 93400V (2015)
Event: SPIE BiOS, 2015, San Francisco, California, United States
We numerically investigated plasmonic properties of gold coated 300 nm core shell particles (CS). It is known that the surface plasmon decays into the medium that encompasses the metal nanoparticle. This decay converts changes in the local refractive index into a frequency shift of the SPR. In this work, the core material was polystyrene and the shell was a thin gold layer. We showed that this CS exhibits two plasmonic modes in the visible-near infrared regime. The blue end plasmonic mode was confined at the core-metal dielectric interface and the red end plasmonic mode was attributed to a surface mode that depends on dielectric properties of the surrounding medium. The application of the red end plasmonic mode as a surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensor revealed that it exhibits wavelength shift of 764±13 nm per refractive index unit change of the surrounding medium (nm/RIU). Potential biomedical applications of these sensors are discussed.
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K. Sathiyamoorthy and Michael C. Kolios "Numerical investigation of plasmonic properties of gold nanoshells", Proc. SPIE 9340, Plasmonics in Biology and Medicine XII, 93400V (11 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2080428;

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