Silica glass was irradiated by swift heavy ions by selecting the ion species and its energy in order to induce the largest damaged regions. These regions were then selectively etched by hydrofluoric acid vapour to form nanopores on the glass surface. Subsequently, gold nanoparticles were embedded into the nanopores by vacuum evaporation, followed by thermal treatment. In the new plasmonic structure obtained with these procedures, the localized surface plasmon excitation wavelength induced around the gold nanoparticles was found to show a redshift, which agreed well with the theoretical calculation, when water was introduced into the nanopores. This indicates that the fabricated structure can be used as a sensing element to detect the adhesion of substances such as biomolecules to the nanoparticles by measuring the redshift.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering