The authors thank the Western Nanofabrication Facility for their help in the fabrication process and with SEM. The authors also thank Kim Baines for hosting the precursor synthesis in her lab. Hao Jiang, Max Port, Tayirjan Isimjan, Joe Gilroy and Chitra Rangan are acknowledged for their helpful discussions. The NSERC BiopSys Strategic Network is thanked for financial contributions. CFI and the Ontario Innovation Trust are thanked for funding equipment. E.E. thanks the Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program for financial aid. S.M. thanks the Canadian Government for their CRC Program. This article was modified after online publication to correct the order of the authors names in the byline.
Surface-immobilized Gold Nanoparticles by Organometallic CVD on Amine-terminated Glass Surfaces†
Version of Record online: 6 NOV 2013
© 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Chemical Vapor Deposition
Volume 19, Issue 10-11-12, pages 338–346, December 2013
How to Cite
Ertorer, E., Avery, J. C., Pavelka, L. C. and Mittler, S. (2013), Surface-immobilized Gold Nanoparticles by Organometallic CVD on Amine-terminated Glass Surfaces. Chem. Vap. Deposition, 19: 338–346. doi: 10.1002/cvde.201307055
- Issue online: 11 DEC 2013
- Version of Record online: 6 NOV 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 3 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Received: 22 JAN 2013
- Biosensor applications;
- Gold nanoparticles;
The growth of surface-immobilized gold nanoparticles with organometallic (OM)CVD on amine-terminated surfaces, utilizing a (trimethylphospine)methylgold ((CH3)3PAuCH3) precursor is described. Samples fabricated using various deposition times are characterized by UV-vis spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Particle stability on the samples is tested by washing and rinsing treatments with various organic solvents. A biotin-streptavidin scheme is applied to demonstrate the biosensing capabilities of the samples. The size, interparticle distance, and shape of the gold nanoparticles demonstrates that OMCVD is a simple, economic, and fast way of fabricating surface-bonded and stable gold nanoparticles. The plasmonic properties, the stability of the particles, and the biotin-streptavidin test show that these OMCVD-grown gold nanoparticles are suitable for reproducible, low noise, and highly sensitive biosensing applications.