Self-assembled, ordered gold nanocrystal/silica thin films for prism-based surface plasmon resonance sensors

Journal Article

Gold nanocrystal(NC)/silica films are synthesized through self-assembly of water-soluble gold nanocrystal micelles and silica by sol-gel processing. Absorption and transmission spectra show a strong surface plasmon resonance absorption peak at ∼520 nm. Angular excitation spectra of surface plasmon show a steep dip in the reflectivity curve at ∼65° depending on the thickness and refractive index of the gold NC/silica film. A potential SPR sensor with enhanced sensitivities can be realized based on these gold NC/ silica films. © 2005 Optical Society of America.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yang, K; O'Brien, MJ; Malloy, KJ; Sigmon, TW; Fan, H; Lopez, GP; Brinker, CJ; Sheik-Bahae, M

Published Date

  • 2005

Published In

  • Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS)

Volume / Issue

  • 2 /

Start / End Page

  • 1082 - 1084