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Title: Blueshift of surface plasmon resonance spectra in anneal-treated silver nanoslit arrays

Abstract

Silver nanoslit arrays were anneal treated in vacuum, and the effects on the surface morphology of silver and the surface plasmon resonance characteristics were investigated. Optical transmission through nanoslit arrays shows a distinctive change in the spectral profiles after annealing: A clear blueshift of the transmission peaks and dips (20 nm shift for an anneal temperature of 150 deg. C). Scanning electron microscopy reveals a morphological change of silver: Increased grain sizes, and smooth and round surface profiles after the anneal treatment. The observed blueshift of transmission spectra correlates well with the geometrical and dimensional changes of silver islands defined between slits, which are found to alter the surface plasmon resonance conditions involving various mechanisms in different regimes.

Authors:
; ; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Institute of NanoScience and Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261 (United States)
  2. (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20776931
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 87; Journal Issue: 26; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2159095; (c) 2005 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ANNEALING; GRAIN SIZE; INFRARED SPECTRA; LIGHT TRANSMISSION; MORPHOLOGICAL CHANGES; MORPHOLOGY; NANOSTRUCTURES; RESONANCE; SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; SILVER; SPECTRAL SHIFT; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0400-1000 K; ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRA; VISIBLE SPECTRA

Citation Formats

Jung, Yun Suk, Sun Zhijun, Kim, Hong Koo, Blachere, Jean, and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261. Blueshift of surface plasmon resonance spectra in anneal-treated silver nanoslit arrays. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2159095.
Jung, Yun Suk, Sun Zhijun, Kim, Hong Koo, Blachere, Jean, & Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261. Blueshift of surface plasmon resonance spectra in anneal-treated silver nanoslit arrays. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2159095.
Jung, Yun Suk, Sun Zhijun, Kim, Hong Koo, Blachere, Jean, and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261. Mon . "Blueshift of surface plasmon resonance spectra in anneal-treated silver nanoslit arrays". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2159095.
@article{osti_20776931,
title = {Blueshift of surface plasmon resonance spectra in anneal-treated silver nanoslit arrays},
author = {Jung, Yun Suk and Sun Zhijun and Kim, Hong Koo and Blachere, Jean and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261},
abstractNote = {Silver nanoslit arrays were anneal treated in vacuum, and the effects on the surface morphology of silver and the surface plasmon resonance characteristics were investigated. Optical transmission through nanoslit arrays shows a distinctive change in the spectral profiles after annealing: A clear blueshift of the transmission peaks and dips (20 nm shift for an anneal temperature of 150 deg. C). Scanning electron microscopy reveals a morphological change of silver: Increased grain sizes, and smooth and round surface profiles after the anneal treatment. The observed blueshift of transmission spectra correlates well with the geometrical and dimensional changes of silver islands defined between slits, which are found to alter the surface plasmon resonance conditions involving various mechanisms in different regimes.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2159095},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
number = 26,
volume = 87,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Dec 26 00:00:00 EST 2005},
month = {Mon Dec 26 00:00:00 EST 2005}
}
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