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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 32 — Nov. 10, 2012
  • pp: 7733–7738

Micro energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence as a powerful complementary technique for the analysis of bimetallic Au/Ag/glass nanolayer composites used in surface plasmon resonance sensors

Mohammad Ghorbanpour and Cavus Falamaki  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 32, pp. 7733-7738 (2012)

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It is demonstrated that any theoretical analysis of experimental surface plasmon resonance (SPR) curves of metallic nano bilayers preferably should be accompanied by a more sensitive technique that is less prone to experimental errors. Micro energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence has been shown to be a powerful technique for predicting SPR angle and assessing Au/Ag nanolayer composite spatial homogeneity.

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OCIS Codes
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(310.3840) Thin films : Materials and process characterization
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(340.7480) X-ray optics : X-rays, soft x-rays, extreme ultraviolet (EUV)

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: August 13, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 1, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 2, 2012
Published: November 2, 2012

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Mohammad Ghorbanpour and Cavus Falamaki, "Micro energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence as a powerful complementary technique for the analysis of bimetallic Au/Ag/glass nanolayer composites used in surface plasmon resonance sensors," Appl. Opt. 51, 7733-7738 (2012)

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