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Shifting of surface plasmon resonance due to electromagnetic coupling between graphene and Au nanoparticles

Jing Niu, Young Jun Shin, Jaesung Son, Youngbin Lee, Jong-Hyun Ahn, and Hyunsoo Yang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 18, pp. 19690-19696 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.019690


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Abstract

Shifting of the surface plasmon resonance wavelength induced by the variation of the thickness of insulating spacer between single layer graphene and Au nanoparticles is studied. The system demonstrates a blue-shift of 29 nm as the thickness of the spacer layer increases from 0 to 15 nm. This is due to the electromagnetic coupling between the localized surface plasmons excited in the nanoparticles and the graphene film. The strength of the coupling decays exponentially with a decay length of d/R = 0.36, where d is the spacer layer thickness and R is the diameter of the Au nanoparticles. The result agrees qualitatively well with the plasmon ruler equation. Interestingly, a further increment of the spacer layer thickness induces a red-shift of 17 nm in the resonance wavelength and the shift saturates when the thickness of the spacer layer increases above 20 nm.

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1. Introduction

In this work, we have investigated the coupling of the electromagnetic field between surface plasmons excited in gold nanoparticles and the anti-parallel image dipoles formed in graphene. The coupling strength of the field is controlled by inserting different thicknesses of an Al2O3 spacer layer between nanoparticles and graphene. As the spacer thickness increases from 0 to 15 nm, a blue-shift of the surface plasmon resonance from 599 to 570 nm is observed. This can be explained by the reduction of the coupling strength of the electromagnetic field of the excited plasmons in the nanoparticles and the anti-parallel image dipoles in graphene. The experimental results fit well with the plasmon ruler equation derived previously for the near-field electromagnetic field coupling [19

19. P. K. Jain, W. Huang, and M. A. El-Sayed, “On the universal scaling behavior of the distance decay of plasmon coupling in metal nanoparticle pairs: a plasmon ruler equation,” Nano Lett. 7(7), 2080–2088 (2007). [CrossRef]

]. The decay length is estimated to be 0.36. However, a further increment of the separation to 20 nm shifts the resonance wavelength back to a longer wavelength of 586 nm and the resonance wavelength saturates regardless of any further increment of the separation up to 35 nm. Our findings facilitate a better understanding of the electromagnetic coupling and provide an opportunity of wavelength selection in the graphene/spacer/nanoparticle system which could be utilized in multicolor selective optoelectronic devices.

2. Methods

Single layer graphene grown by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) on copper films is utilized in the experiment [6

6. S. Bae, H. Kim, Y. Lee, X. Xu, J.-S. Park, Y. Zheng, J. Balakrishnan, T. Lei, H. Ri Kim, Y. I. Song, Y.-J. Kim, K. S. Kim, B. Özyilmaz, J.-H. Ahn, B. H. Hong, and S. Iijima, “Roll-to-roll production of 30-inch graphene films for transparent electrodes,” Nat. Nanotechnol. 5(8), 574–578 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

, 7

7. Y. Lee, S. Bae, H. Jang, S. Jang, S.-E. Zhu, S. H. Sim, Y. I. Song, B. H. Hong, and J.-H. Ahn, “Wafer-scale synthesis and transfer of graphene films,” Nano Lett. 10(2), 490–493 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

]. The CVD graphene thin films are transferred to transparent borosilicate glass substrates for the transmission measurements. The quality of the graphene on borosilicate glass substrates is examined by Raman spectroscopy. As shown in Fig. 1(a)
Fig. 1 (a) Raman spectrum of single layer CVD graphene with a 488 nm laser. (b) Transmission data of a borosilicate glass substrate without and with graphene. (c) Illustration of the sample structure (inset: cross section view of the device structure). (d) SEM image of Au nanoparticles formed on top of an Al2O3 spacer layer.
, the absence of the D peak and a sharp 2D peak illustrates high-quality single layer graphene [20

20. A. C. Ferrari, J. C. Meyer, V. Scardaci, C. Casiraghi, M. Lazzeri, F. Mauri, S. Piscanec, D. Jiang, K. S. Novoselov, S. Roth, and A. K. Geim, “Raman spectrum of graphene and graphene layers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 97(18), 187401 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

]. The transmission data in Fig. 1(b) without and with graphene show a difference of ~2.3%, which matches well with the opacity of single layer graphene [8

8. R. R. Nair, P. Blake, A. N. Grigorenko, K. S. Novoselov, T. J. Booth, T. Stauber, N. M. R. Peres, and A. K. Geim, “Fine structure constant defines visual transparency of graphene,” Science 320(5881) (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

]. A layer of Al thin film less than 3 nm is deposited on top of the graphene samples by electron beam evaporation, followed by natural oxidation under ambient conditions. In order to ensure that the Al thin film is fully oxidized into Al2O3, the above steps are repeated for a thicker Al2O3 film. The thickness of the film is monitored through quartz crystals during the deposition, and estimated by an ellipsometer after the oxidation process. The Al2O3 film functions as the spacer layer between graphene and metal nanoparticles. Subsequently, a 1.5 nm Au film is deposited to form Au nanoparticles. The structure of the sample is illustrated in Fig. 1(c). The size of the nanoparticles is examined by scanning electron microscope (SEM) as shown in Fig. 1(d), and there is no observable difference in nanoparticles for various thicknesses of Al2O3. An image processing software, ImageJ is utilized to analyze the size of the nanoparticles. The average diameter of the spherical nanoparticles is ~10 nm with a standard deviation of 2.4 nm. The variation of the LSPR wavelength in Au nanoparticles is carried out through transmission measurements in an UV-visible spectrophotometer. An unpolarized light source is used to excite LSPR on Au nanoparticles and the incident light illuminates the sample perpendicularly. The excitation of LSPR on Au nanoparticles causes extinction of the transmitted light. Therefore, a dip is observed in the transmission spectrum at the resonance wavelength.

3. Results and discussion

Seven different Al2O3 films from 5 to 35 nm are deposited on bare glass substrates and graphene samples. The samples without graphene function as control samples. All samples have been processed together to minimize any experimental error due to fabrication condition changes. The transmission spectra of the samples have been measured right after the oxidation process. As shown in Fig. 2(a)
Fig. 2 (a) Transmission spectra of glass substrates capped with different thicknesses of Al2O3. (b) Transmission spectra from a structure of glass/graphene/Al2O3. (c) Transmission spectra from a structure of glass/Al2O3/particles. (d) Transmission spectra from a structure of glass/graphene/Al2O3/particles with various thicknesses of Al2O3. Each inset shows a cross section view of each sample structure.
, the transmission spectra remain flat through the measurement range for glass samples capped with different thicknesses of Al2O3. The transmission difference is less than 3% between samples capped with various thicknesses of the Al2O3 film. A similar result is observed for graphene samples as shown in Fig. 2(b) with slightly smaller transmission values due to graphene. After the formation of Au nanoparticles on the samples, the transmission spectra are measured again. Figure 2(c) shows the transmission spectra of samples without graphene. The presence of transmission dips and its position agrees well with the resonance wavelength of Au nanoparticles, indicating the excitation of LSPR [21

21. T. Klar, M. Perner, S. Grosse, G. von Plessen, W. Spirkl, and J. Feldmann, “Surface-plasmon resonances in single metallic nanoparticles,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 80(19), 4249–4252 (1998). [CrossRef]

]. A large red-shift of the resonance is observed, when a 5 nm Al2O3 layer is introduced between the glass substrate and the Au particles compared to the case when there is no Al2O3 in the structure. A further increment of the thickness of the Al2O3 layer from 5 to 35 nm induces a small red-shift (~9 nm) of the LSPR. The transmission spectra of graphene samples with various Al2O3 thicknesses are shown in Fig. 2(d). Unlike the samples without graphene, a blue-shift of 29 nm is observed, when the thickness of the spacer layer increases from 0 to 15 nm. A further increment of the thickness to 20 nm causes a red-shift of the resonance wavelength and no further shifting is observed regardless of the increment of the spacer layer thickness.

Figure 3(a)
Fig. 3 (a) Calculation results of the LSPR wavelength excited by parallel electric fields (inset: structure used for calculation). (b) Dependence of the resonance wavelength on the spacer layer thickness for samples without and with graphene. (c) Fitting of experimental data with the plasmon ruler equation. (d) Raman spectra of samples after deposition processes.
shows the result of the theoretical calculation of the transmission value (1 − extinction efficiency) as a function of the separation between a gold nanosphere and a graphene substrate. The theoretical calculation is carried out based on dipole approximation, which is a common model to study the effect of a conductive film to the LSPR of metal nanoparticles [22

22. T. Okamoto and I. Yamaguchi, “Optical absorption study of the surface plasmon resonance in gold nanoparticles immobilized onto a gold substrate by self-assembly technique,” J. Phys. Chem. B 107(38), 10321–10324 (2003). [CrossRef]

]. The structure utilized in the calculation is shown in the inset of Fig. 3(a), in which a gold nanosphere is placed above a graphene substrate with a separation of d. The dielectric constant of graphene is calculated assuming that the optical response of a single graphene layer is given by the optical sheet conductivity, and the dielectric constant of gold is from the literatures [23

23. G. Isić, M. Jakovljevic, M. Filipovic, D. Jovanovic, B. Vasic, S. Lazovic, N. Puac, Z. L. Petrovic, R. Kostic, R. Gajic, J. Humlicek, M. Losurdo, G. Bruno, I. Bergmair, and K. Hingerl, “Spectroscopic ellipsometry of few-layer graphene,” J. Nanophoton. 5(1), 051809 (2011). [CrossRef]

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24. E. D. Palik and G. Ghosh, Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids (Academic Press, 1998).

]. The calculated resonance wavelength as a function of the spacer layer thickness is shown in Fig. 3(b) as a blue line. A blue-shift of the resonance wavelength is clear for thinner insulating layers (0 to 10 nm), however, the resonance wavelength saturates when the thickness increases beyond 10 nm. This model correctly explains the observed blue-shift, but does not describe the subsequent red-shift nor does the model predict the correct resonance wavelength. Such deficiencies are presumably due to the assumptions of the model. For example, only one nanosphere is included in the calculation instead of many nanospheres. It has been observed that when nanoparticles are in close proximity, the coupling of the surface plasmon modes of nanoparticles will cause a red-shift of the resonance wavelength [25

25. S. K. Ghosh and T. Pal, “Interparticle coupling effect on the surface plasmon resonance of gold nanoparticles: from theory to applications,” Chem. Rev. 107(11), 4797–4862 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

28

28. A. N. Shipway, M. Lahav, R. Gabai, and I. Willner, “Investigations into the electrostatically induced aggregation of Au nanoparticles,” Langmuir 16(23), 8789–8795 (2000). [CrossRef]

].

The experimental and calculation results of the resonance wavelength as a function of the spacer layer thickness are summarized in Fig. 3(b). A different trend in the shifting of LSPR without and with graphene is obvious. For samples without graphene, a red shift of the LSPR can be explained by an increment of the relative permittivity of the physical environment, since the relative permittivity of Al2O3 is higher than that of glass and air [29

29. T. R. Jensen, M. L. Duval, K. L. Kelly, A. A. Lazarides, G. C. Schatz, and R. P. Van Duyne, “Nanosphere lithography: effect of the external dielectric medium on the surface plasmon resonance spectrum of a periodic array of silver nanoparticles,” J. Phys. Chem. B 103(45), 9846–9853 (1999). [CrossRef]

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30. S. Kawata, M. Ohtsu, and M. Irie, Near-field Optics and Surface Plasmon Polaritons (Springer, 2001).

]. For samples with graphene, a blue-shift can be accounted for by the coupling of the electromagnetic field between the particles and the conducting film [22

22. T. Okamoto and I. Yamaguchi, “Optical absorption study of the surface plasmon resonance in gold nanoparticles immobilized onto a gold substrate by self-assembly technique,” J. Phys. Chem. B 107(38), 10321–10324 (2003). [CrossRef]

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31. S. W. Hwang, D. H. Shin, C. O. Kim, S. H. Hong, M. C. Kim, J. Kim, K. Y. Lim, S. Kim, S.-H. Choi, K. J. Ahn, G. Kim, S. H. Sim, and B. H. Hong, “Plasmon-enhanced ultraviolet photoluminescence from hybrid structures of graphene/ZnO films,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 105(12), 127403 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

]. When LSPR is excited in the nanoparticles, an anti-parallel image dipole of the resonance is induced in the metal film. A stronger electromagnetic coupling between the nanoparticles and the metal film causes a longer resonance wavelength. As the separation increases from 0 to 15 nm, the coupling strength reduces resulting in a blue-shift in the resonance wavelength. A fit of our experimental data for spacer layer thickness from 0 to 15 nm using an exponential equation is shown in Fig. 3(c). The plasmon ruler equation is given by Δλ/λ0=a×exp(x/τ)+y0, where a, τ(decay length), and y0are the fitting parameters. λ0 is the shortest resonance wavelength, Δλ equals to the shifted wavelength compared to λ0, x is given by the spacer layer thickness (d) over the diameter of nanoparticles (R) [19

19. P. K. Jain, W. Huang, and M. A. El-Sayed, “On the universal scaling behavior of the distance decay of plasmon coupling in metal nanoparticle pairs: a plasmon ruler equation,” Nano Lett. 7(7), 2080–2088 (2007). [CrossRef]

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32. C. L. Du, Y. M. You, K. Johnson, H. L. Hu, X. J. Zhang, and Z. X. Shen, “Near-field coupling effect between individual Au nanospheres and their supporting SiO2/Si substrate,” Plasmonics 5(2), 105–109 (2010). [CrossRef]

]. The equation is initially proposed for the particle-particle system to study the plasmon coupling in nanoparticles pairs, and has been also used for particle-substrate system, since the image dipole in the substrate/metal film can be regarded as the actual charge in the other particle [32

32. C. L. Du, Y. M. You, K. Johnson, H. L. Hu, X. J. Zhang, and Z. X. Shen, “Near-field coupling effect between individual Au nanospheres and their supporting SiO2/Si substrate,” Plasmonics 5(2), 105–109 (2010). [CrossRef]

]. The fitting of our experimental data shows a decay length of 0.36, which agrees well with the decay length (0.3) of the particle-substrate system reported previously [32

32. C. L. Du, Y. M. You, K. Johnson, H. L. Hu, X. J. Zhang, and Z. X. Shen, “Near-field coupling effect between individual Au nanospheres and their supporting SiO2/Si substrate,” Plasmonics 5(2), 105–109 (2010). [CrossRef]

].

Raman spectra of the graphene samples after the deposition processes are measured as shown in Fig. 3(d) to evaluate the quality of graphene. For graphene capped with different thicknesses Al2O3, the spectra do not show any noticeable difference [16

16. J. Niu, Y. Jun Shin, Y. Lee, J.-H. Ahn, and H. Yang, “Graphene induced tunability of the surface plasmon resonance,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 100(6), 061116 (2012). [CrossRef]

]. For a direct deposition of Au on top of graphene, a slightly smaller G to D peak ratio is observed. This is reasonable since the evaporation of Au is performed at a higher temperature compared to the case of Al. Although a D peak is present in the spectra, the G and 2D peaks are well preserved, demonstrating that the structural integrity of the graphene film is retained. The in-plane correlation length is ~4.3 nm and ~4.1 nm for graphene capped with and without spacer layer, respectively [33

33. F. Tuinstra and J. L. Koenig, “Raman spectrum of graphite,” J. Chem. Phys. 53(3), 1126–1130 (1970). [CrossRef]

]. The in-plane correlation length is much larger than the conductivity lost limit of graphene [34

34. A. C. Ferrari and J. Robertson, “Interpretation of Raman spectra of disordered and amorphous carbon,” Phys. Rev. B 61(20), 14095–14107 (2000). [CrossRef]

, 35

35. D. C. Kim, D.-Y. Jeon, H.-J. Chung, Y. Woo, J. K. Shin, and S. Seo, “The structural and electrical evolution of graphene by oxygen plasma-induced disorder,” Nanotechnology 20(37), 375703 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

]. Therefore, graphene can still function well as a conductive layer.

4. Conclusion

In conclusion, by adjusting the thickness of the insulating spacer layer between Au nanoparticles and a single layer graphene thin film, the wavelength of LSPR can be tuned. As the separation between Au nanoparticles and graphene increases from 0 to 15 nm, the resonance wavelength has a blue-shift of approximately 29 nm. A further increment of the distance between these two parties causes a red-shift of the resonance, and the shifting saturates when the distance is more than 20 nm. The complex shifting behavior of the resonance wavelength can be understood by the electromagnetic coupling between graphene and particles, the relative permittivity of the surrounding media, and the polarizability of the spacer layer. Our study facilitates a comprehensive experimental study of the electromagnetic coupling of LSPR excited in Au nanoparticles and graphene. In addition, our finding suggests a straightforward and effective way of achieving multicolor selection in graphene/nanoparticles optoelectronic devices.

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by the Singapore National Research Foundation under CRP Award No. NRF-CRP 4-2008-06 and the National Research Foundation of Korea (2011-0006268).

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: June 13, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 7, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 8, 2012
Published: August 13, 2012

Virtual Issues
Vol. 7, Iss. 10 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Jing Niu, Young Jun Shin, Jaesung Son, Youngbin Lee, Jong-Hyun Ahn, and Hyunsoo Yang, "Shifting of surface plasmon resonance due to electromagnetic coupling between graphene and Au nanoparticles," Opt. Express 20, 19690-19696 (2012)
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