Surface-enhanced Raman scattering nanodomes fabricated by nanoreplica molding

Charles J. Choi, Zhida Xu, Hsin Yu Wu, Gang Logan Liu, Brian T. Cunningham

研究成果: 書貢獻/報告類型會議貢獻

2 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)


We demonstrate a surface-enhanced Raman scattering substrate consisting of a closely spaced metal nanodome array fabricated on flexible plastic film. We used a low cost, large area replica molding process to produce a 2-dimensional periodic array of cylinders that is subsequently overcoated with SiO2 and silver thin films to form dome-shaped structures. Finite element modeling was used to investigate the electromagnetic field distribution of the nanodome array structure and the effect of the nanodome separation distance on the electromagnetic field enhancement. The SERS enhancement from the nanodome array substrates was experimentally verified using rhodamine 6G as the analyte. With a separation distance of 17 nm achieved between adjacent domes using a process that is precisely controlled during thin film deposition, a reproducible SERS enhancement factor of 1.37x108 was demonstrated. The nanoreplica molding process presented in this work allows for simple, low cost, high-throughput fabrication of uniform nanoscale SERS substrates over large surface areas without the requirement for high resolution lithography or defect-free deposition of spherical microparticle monolayer templates.

主出版物標題Proceedings of IEEE Sensors
出版狀態已發佈 - 2010
事件9th IEEE Sensors Conference 2010, SENSORS 2010 - Waikoloa, HI, 美国
持續時間: 11月 1 201011月 4 2010


其他9th IEEE Sensors Conference 2010, SENSORS 2010
城市Waikoloa, HI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電氣與電子工程


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