Highly Stable Localized Plasmon Transducers Obtained by Thermal Embedding of Gold Island Films on Glass


  • Support of this work by the Israel Science Foundation, grant No. 672/07, is gratefully acknowledged. This research is made possible in part by the historic generosity of the Harold Perlman family. We thank Tamar Yelin and Dr. Shirley Daube for assisting with the DNA experiments, and Dr. Y. Feldman for the XRD measurements. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the authors.

  • Dedicated to Professor David N. Reinhoudt on the occasion of his 65th birthday.


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Strongly bound and highly stable gold island films on glass are obtained by a simple, one-step preparation procedure (see figure) based on high-temperature annealing and partial embedding of gold nanostructures evaporated on glass, providing stable and effective localized plasmon transducers.