Actively tunable collective localized surface plasmons by responsive hydrogel membrane

Nestor Gisbert Quilis, Marcel van Dongen, Priyamvada Venugopalan, Daria Kotlarek, Christian Petri, A. Cencerrado, Sorin Stanescu, Jose Luis Toca-Herrera, Ulrich Jonas, M. Möller, Ahmed Mourran, Jakub Dostalek

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    Collective (lattice) localized surface plasmons (cLSP) with actively tunable and extremely narrow spectral characteristics are reported. They are supported by periodic arrays of gold nanoparticles attached to a stimuli‐responsive hydrogel membrane, which can on demand swell and collapse to reversibly modulate arrays period and surrounding refractive index. In addition, it features a refractive index‐symmetrical geometry that promotes the generation of cLSPs and leads to strong suppression of radiative losses, narrowing the spectral width of the resonance, and increasing of the electromagnetic field intensity. Narrowing of the cLSP spectral band down to 13 nm and its reversible shifting by up to 151 nm is observed in the near infrared part of the spectrum by varying temperature and by solvent exchange for systems with a poly(N‐isopropylacrylamide)‐based hydrogel membrane that is allowed to reversibly swell and collapse in either one or in three dimensions. The reported structures with embedded periodic gold nanoparticle arrays are particularly attractive for biosensing applications as the open hydrogel structure can be efficiently post‐modified with functional moieties, such as specific ligands, and since biomolecules can rapidly diffuse through swollen polymer networks.
    FachzeitschriftAdvanced Optical Materials
    PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2019

    Research Field

    • Biosensor Technologies


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