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Analysis of the size dependent SERS active of Au@SiO2 core-shell nanoparticles by 3D-FDTD simulation
Author(s): Ming-Li Wang; Xi-Li Jing; Lin Shen
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Paper Abstract

Au@SiO2 is a common type of core-shell nanomaterials. It has plasma resonance properties due to strong optical absorption and optical scattering. The plasma resonance frequency can be adjusted by altering core-shell relative size. These were used widely in the SERS studies. In this paper, the three dimensional finite difference time domain (3D-FDTD) method was employed to simulate the size dependent SERS active of Au@SiO2 nanoparticles.Under 632.8nm laser excitation, the results showed that the SERS activity had the best effect when the diameter of Au-core was about 140 nm. In the meantime, the different shell thickness and nanoparticles gap was simulated. The results showed that the SERS electric field intensity decreased rapidly with the increase of thickness and gap, until the shell thickness increases to 20 nm or the nanoparticals gap increases to 30 nm. Compared with other experimental results, our theoretical calculation results and experimental matched very well. This indicated that the 3D-FDTD method in this paper was accurate and reliable. Our results show that we can obtain better enhancement effect by selecting the appropriate sizes and gap of Au@SiO2 core-shell nanoparticles. The simulation results of this paper have a strong guiding significance to experiment, and which can improve the SERS study efficiency and the development process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 August 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8908, International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2013: Imaging Sensors and Applications, 890807 (21 August 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2031838
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Ming-Li Wang, Yanshan Univ. (China)
Xi-Li Jing, Yanshan Univ. (China)
Lin Shen, Yanshan Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8908:
International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2013: Imaging Sensors and Applications
Jun Ohta; Nanjian Wu; Binqiao Li, Editor(s)

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