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2022 ◽  
Vol 578 ◽  
pp. 152117
Conghui Si ◽  
Xuejiao Yan ◽  
Qifang Lu ◽  
Enyan Guo ◽  
Jing Luo ◽  

José Antônio de Oliveira Júnior ◽  
Gilvana Pereira Siqueira ◽  
Lara Kelly Ribeiro ◽  
Dyovani Coelho ◽  
Elson Longo ◽  

С.А. Шарко ◽  
А.И. Серокурова ◽  
Н.Н. Новицкий ◽  
А.И. Стогний ◽  
В.А. Кецко

Gold films with a thickness of several tens of nanometers were obtained on silicon and quartz substrates by ion-beam deposition – sputtering. It is shown that the predominant lateral growth of nanoscale metal layers along the substrate surface occurs under exposure to the high-energy component of the sputtered atoms flux. The decisive role in the nanometer gold film for-mation is played by the elastic collision of sputtered metal atoms with atoms of the substrate and the growing film. The application of the manifold deposition – sputtering operation allows sup-pressing the grain formation process and obtaining gold films with better characteristics than those with a single deposition.

2021 ◽  
Khawar Abbas ◽  
Zayd C. Leseman ◽  
Thomas J. Mackin

2021 ◽  
Jie Luo ◽  
Chunchao Wen ◽  
Zhihong Zhu ◽  
Jianfa Zhang

2021 ◽  
Vol 56 ◽  
pp. 134-155
Yu. M. Shirshov ◽  

The optical properties of blood (spectra of the extinction coefficient, k, refractive index, n, etc.) carry important diagnostic information and are usually monitored using bulk samples. In this work, attention is drawn to the interface between the blood volume and the surface of glass or thin gold films on it, where the refractive index may differ from the bulk one. We draw attention to the relationship between two effects – SPR and TIR. It is shown that if the named effects are measured for two different external media 0 and 1 with different refractive indices, then the values of the angles SPR and TIR will be linearly related by the empirical formula SPR1=SPR0+TIR1- TIR0)*K, where the coefficient K depends on the thickness of the transition layer di between the surface and the volume of the liquid medium (suspension). Numerical calculation of K (di) for gold films shows that K = 1.6 at di = 0 and monotonically decreases to 0.01 with an increase in di to 300 nm (and further to 0). Measurement of the angular dependences of reflection, R(), on (1) 100% hematocrit blood samples, (2) hemolyzed samples and (3) washed erythrocytes with dilutions with a buffer solution. It was shown that all samples exhibit a minimum SPR, but the TIR angle can be measured only for blood samples with destroyed membranes (hemolyzed), buffer solution and plasma. The n-value for hemolyzed blood is 1.3505, which is indicative of a low hemoglobin content in the sample. At the same time, di for a sample of 100% hematocrit was 60-105 nm, which indicates a strong deformation of erythrocytes in the form of polyhedrocytes and their dense packing after centrifugation. Washing the cells with a buffer increases di to 280 nm and more and practically eliminates blood cells from the SPR sensitivity region. The reason for this may be that in the blood of 100% hematocrit, erythrocytes are in the form of polyhedrocytes tightly adhering to the gold surface, while as a result of washing and diluting with a buffer solution, the cells relax back into discocytes. As a result, the containing hemoglobin erythrocyte cytoplasm moves away from the surface at a distance di> 300 nm into the suspension volume and leaves the area of the enhanced plasmon-polariton field.

Nanomaterials ◽  
2021 ◽  
Vol 11 (12) ◽  
pp. 3205
Mikhail K. Tatmyshevskiy ◽  
Dmitry I. Yakubovsky ◽  
Olesya O. Kapitanova ◽  
Valentin R. Solovey ◽  
Andrey A. Vyshnevyy ◽  

The development of efficient plasmonic nanostructures with controlled and reproducible surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) signals is an important task for the evolution of ultrasensitive sensor-related methods. One of the methods to improving the characteristics of nanostructures is the development of hybrid structures that include several types of materials. Here, we experimentally investigate ultrathin gold films (3–9 nm) near the percolation threshold on Si/Au/SiO2 and Si/Au/SiO2/graphene multilayer structures. The occurring field enhanced (FE) effects were characterized by a recording of SERS signal from Crystal Violet dye. In this geometry, the overall FE principally benefits from the combination of two mechanisms. The first one is associated with plasmon excitation in Au clusters located closest to each other. The second is due to the gap plasmons’ excitation in a thin dielectric layer between the mirror and corrugated gold layers. Experimentally obtained SERS signals from sandwiched structures fabricated with Au film of 100 nm as a reflector, dielectric SiO2 spacer of 50 nm and ultrathin gold atop could reach SERS enhancements of up to around seven times relative to gold films near the percolation threshold deposited on a standard glass substrate. The close contiguity of the analyte to graphene and nanostructured Au efficiently quenches the fluorescent background of the model compound. The obtained result shows that the strategy of combining ultrathin nano-island gold films near the percolation threshold with gap plasmon resonances is promising for the design of highly efficient SERS substrates for potential applications in ultrasensitive Raman detection.

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