An advance Towards the Synthesis of Ag Nanorod Arrays with Controlled Surface Roughness for SERS Substrates


An innovative approach to produce silver nanorod (NRs) arrays with controlled morphological parameters and surface roughness is presented. The Ag NRs were obtained using a three-stage fabrication process based on the electron beam exposure of a metal-polymer nanocomposite resist on a transparent substrate and development, a post bake and then a series of non-electrochemical metallization steps. After each step the evolution of the Ag NRs was characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) for morphology and optical transmittance (T) measurements for Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance (LSPR). The transmittance measurements were interpreted using models based on the Finite Element Method (FEM).

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
Funding Information: This work was carried out within the FP7-ICT-610472-CanDo project, funded by the European Commission.
Additional Information: Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights re. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license
Uncontrolled Keywords: COMSOL,LSPR,Nanocomposite,Nanorod,Plasmon,SERS,Materials Science(all)
Publication ISSN: 2214-7853
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2024 08:18
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2019 16:22
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Published Date: 2016-02-17
Accepted Date: 2016-01-01
Authors: Gómez-Gómez, M.
Calderón, J.
Abargues, R.
Rodríguez-Cantó, P. J.
Suárez, I.
Pastor, J. P.Martínez
Hill, D. (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-3510-7783)

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