Accession Number:

ADA595707

Title:

Plasmonic Properties of Vertically Aligned Nanowire Arrays

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC ELECTRONICS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Nanowires NWsAg sheath composites were produced to investigate plasmonic coupling between vertically aligned NWs for surface-enhanced Raman scattering SERS applications. In this investigation, two types of vertical NW arrays were studied those of ZnO NWs grown on nanosphere lithography patterned sapphire substrate via vapor-liquid-solid VLS mechanism and Si NW arrays produced by wet chemical etching. Both types of vertical NW arrays were coated with a thin layer of silver by electroless silver plating for SERS enhancement studies. The experimental results show extremely strong SERS signals due to plasmonic coupling between the NWs, which was verified by COMSOL electric field simulations. We also compared the SERS enhancement intensity of aligned and random ZnO NWs, indicating that the aligned NWs show much stronger and repeatable SERS signal than those grown in nonaligned geometries.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE