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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 15 — Jul. 29, 2013
  • pp: 18484–18491

Disposable plasmonic plastic SERS sensor

S.Z. Oo, R.Y. Chen, S. Siitonen, V. Kontturi, D.A. Eustace, J. Tuominen, S. Aikio, and M.D.B. Charlton  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 15, pp. 18484-18491 (2013)

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The ‘KlariteTM’ SERS sensor platform consisting of an array of gold coated inverted square pyramids patterned onto a silicon substrate has become the industry standard over the last decade, providing highly reproducible SERS signals. In this paper, we report successful transfer from silicon to plastic base platform of an optimized SERS substrate design which provides 8 times improvement in sensitivity for a Benzenethiol test molecule compared to standard production Klarite. Transfer is achieved using roll-to-roll and sheet-level nanoimprint fabrication techniques. The new generation plastic SERS sensors provide the added benefit of cheap low cost mass-manufacture, and easy disposal. The plastic replicated SERS sensors are shown to provide ~107 enhancement factor with good reproducibility (5%).

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OCIS Codes
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(240.6695) Optics at surfaces : Surface-enhanced Raman scattering

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Original Manuscript: April 23, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 21, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 15, 2013
Published: July 25, 2013

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S.Z. Oo, R.Y. Chen, S. Siitonen, V. Kontturi, D.A. Eustace, J. Tuominen, S. Aikio, and M.D.B. Charlton, "Disposable plasmonic plastic SERS sensor," Opt. Express 21, 18484-18491 (2013)

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