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Plasmon resonance imaging apparatus having nano-lycurgus-cup arrays and methods of use

United States Patent

October 11, 2016
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Apparatus and methods are disclosed that are configured to permit nanoplasmonic spectroscopy sensing in the form of colorimetric sensing. An example apparatus involves: (a) an array layer having a top surface and a bottom surface, wherein a plurality of nanoholes are defined in the top surface of the array layer, wherein the plurality of nanoholes each have at least one sidewall surface and a bottom surface, (b) a thin metal film disposed on the top surface of the array layer and on the bottom surface of each of the plurality of nanoholes, and (c) a plurality of nanoparticles disposed on the at least one sidewall surface of the plurality of nanoholes.
Liu; Gang Logan (Champaign, IL), Gartia; Manas Ranjan (Urbana, IL), Hsiao; Austin Yin Kyai (Sunnyvale, CA)
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (Urbana, IL)
14/ 156,836
January 16, 2014
STATEMENT OF UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT CONTRACT The invention described herein was made by an agency of the United States Government or under a contract with an agency of the United States Government. The name of the U.S. Government agency and the Government contract numbers are: Department of Energy DE-G02-07ER 46453; DE-FG02-07ER 46471 and DE-AC52-07NA27344/B598612.