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Exploring copper nanostructures as highly uniform and reproducible substrates for plasmon-enhanced fluorescence

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Volpati, D. [1, 2] ; Spada, E. R. [2] ; Pla Cid, C. C. [3] ; Sartorelli, M. L. [4] ; Aroca, R. F. [5] ; Constantino, C. J. L. [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] UNESP Univ Estadual Paulista, Fac Ciencias & Tecnol, BR-19060900 Presidente Prudente, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Fis Sao Carlos, BR-13560 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Santa Catarina, Lab Cent Microscopia Eletron, BR-88040900 Florianopolis, SC - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Santa Catarina, Dept Fis, BR-88040900 Florianopolis, SC - Brazil
[5] Univ Windsor, Mat & Surface Sci Grp, Windsor, ON N9B 3P4 - Canada
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: ANALYST; v. 140, n. 2, p. 476-482, 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 8

The unique properties of metallic nanostructures of coinage metals that can sustain localized surface plasmon resonances (LSPR) put them at the centre of plasmon-enhanced phenomena. The theory of plasmonic phenomena based on LSPR is well-established. However, the fabrication of plasmonic substrates, reproducibly, is still challenging for applications in surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) and surface-enhanced fluorescence (SEF). In this work we describe well-ordered copper nanostructures (CuNSs), produced by electrodeposition and nanosphere lithography, as active substrates for SEF. After a detailed spectroscopic and microscopic characterization, CuNSs are successfully applied as SEF-active substrates using a well-known perylene derivative as a target molecule. The signal reproducibility from CuNS substrates was established by comparing the results against those obtained from a simply roughened Cu substrate. Under optimal conditions, signal variability is around 4%. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/11065-0 - Hybrid solar cells: architecture-based photonic and plasmonic effects
Grantee:Edna Regina Spada
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 12/09905-3 - Spectroscopic evaluation of the bulk and interfacial molecular orientations of organic thin films deposited onto different surfaces
Grantee:Diogo Volpati
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate