Advanced Functional Materials

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20_11b/2010Waveguide Sensors: Use of Reversal Nanoimprinting of Nanoparticles to Prepare Flexible Waveguide Sensors Exhibiting Enhanced Scattering of the Surface Plasmon Resonance (Adv. Funct. Mater. 11/2010)

The image displays a flexible surface plasmon resonance (SPR)-based waveguide sensor prepared by directly imprinting metal nanoparticles onto flexible plates, as presented by H.-L. Chen et al. on page 1742. The metal nanoparticles could scatter the evanescent wave and the guiding mode waves from the SPR-based waveguide simultaneously. The scattering signal underwent a distinguishable red-shift when the target molecules bound to the particles.

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