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Self-assembled monolayers on gold nanospheres studied by optical second-harmonic generation
Author(s): T. Yamaguchi; K. Kajikawa
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Paper Abstract

Recently plasmonic biosensors consisting of gold nanoparticles have been developed. In order to understand the response of the biosensors, we have investigated how are gold nanospheres immobilized on a surface covered by a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) which is formed by immersion of the substrate in a solution, by use of surface second-harmonic generation (SHG). The surface immobilized gold nanospheres (SIGNs) are supported by a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) of aminoundecanthiol on a gold thin film. The SIGN substrate was immersed in an ethanol solution of hemicyanine-terminated alkanethiol. The capping angles of the hemicyanine SAM with respect to the top of the SIGN were evaluated from polarization dependence of SHG intensity. The SIGNs are not fully covered with the SAM, and the capping angle is found to be approximately 120 degrees.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7033, Plasmonics: Nanoimaging, Nanofabrication, and Their Applications IV, 70330O (28 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.795809
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T. Yamaguchi, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
K. Kajikawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7033:
Plasmonics: Nanoimaging, Nanofabrication, and Their Applications IV
Satoshi Kawata; Vladimir M. Shalaev; Din Ping Tsai, Editor(s)

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