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Fiber surface modification technology for fiber-optic localized surface plasmon resonance biosensors.

Zhang Q, Xue C, Yuan Y, Lee J, Sun D, Xiong J - Sensors (Basel) (2012)

Bottom Line: Star-shaped gold nanoparticles obtained through the seed-mediated solution growth method were found to self-assemble on the surface of tapered optical fibers via amino- and mercapto-silane coupling agents.Assembly using star-shaped gold nanoparticles and amino/mercapto silane coupling agent are analyzed and compared.Experimental results of the transmission spectra show that the surface modified by the gold nanoparticles using MPTMS is firmer compared to that obtained using APTMS.

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Affiliation: National Key Laboratory for Electronic Measurement Technology, North University of China, Taiyuan 030051, Shanxi, China. zhangq0902@163.com

ABSTRACT
Considerable studies have been performed on the development of optical fiber sensors modified by gold nanoparticles based on the localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) technique. The current paper presents a new approach in fiber surface modification technology for biosensors. Star-shaped gold nanoparticles obtained through the seed-mediated solution growth method were found to self-assemble on the surface of tapered optical fibers via amino- and mercapto-silane coupling agents. Transmitted power spectra of 3-aminopropyltrimethoxy silane (APTMS)-modified fiber were obtained, which can verify that the silane coupling agent surface modification method is successful. Transmission spectra are characterized in different concentrations of ethanol and gentian violet solutions to validate the sensitivity of the modified fiber. Assembly using star-shaped gold nanoparticles and amino/mercapto silane coupling agent are analyzed and compared. The transmission spectra of the gold nanoparticles show that the nanoparticles are sensitive to the dielectric properties of the surrounding medium. After the fibers are treated in t-dodecylmercaptan to obtain their transmission spectra, APTMS-modified fiber becomes less sensitive to different media, except that modified by 3-mercaptopropyltrimethoxy silane (MPTMS). Experimental results of the transmission spectra show that the surface modified by the gold nanoparticles using MPTMS is firmer compared to that obtained using APTMS.

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Mentions: Figure 7 illustrates the transmission spectra of the tapered and un-tapered fibers. It is seen that the peak value of the transmitted intensity of the un-tapered fiber is more than 15,000 a.u., which is higher than that of the tapered fiber. This result indicates that the structure of the tapered fiber results in more light-leakage, and meanwhile, the evanescent field is enhanced through fiber tapering.


Fiber surface modification technology for fiber-optic localized surface plasmon resonance biosensors.

Zhang Q, Xue C, Yuan Y, Lee J, Sun D, Xiong J - Sensors (Basel) (2012)

transmittance of tapered fiber and un-tapered fiber.
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f7-sensors-12-02729: transmittance of tapered fiber and un-tapered fiber.
Mentions: Figure 7 illustrates the transmission spectra of the tapered and un-tapered fibers. It is seen that the peak value of the transmitted intensity of the un-tapered fiber is more than 15,000 a.u., which is higher than that of the tapered fiber. This result indicates that the structure of the tapered fiber results in more light-leakage, and meanwhile, the evanescent field is enhanced through fiber tapering.

Bottom Line: Star-shaped gold nanoparticles obtained through the seed-mediated solution growth method were found to self-assemble on the surface of tapered optical fibers via amino- and mercapto-silane coupling agents.Assembly using star-shaped gold nanoparticles and amino/mercapto silane coupling agent are analyzed and compared.Experimental results of the transmission spectra show that the surface modified by the gold nanoparticles using MPTMS is firmer compared to that obtained using APTMS.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: National Key Laboratory for Electronic Measurement Technology, North University of China, Taiyuan 030051, Shanxi, China. zhangq0902@163.com

ABSTRACT
Considerable studies have been performed on the development of optical fiber sensors modified by gold nanoparticles based on the localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) technique. The current paper presents a new approach in fiber surface modification technology for biosensors. Star-shaped gold nanoparticles obtained through the seed-mediated solution growth method were found to self-assemble on the surface of tapered optical fibers via amino- and mercapto-silane coupling agents. Transmitted power spectra of 3-aminopropyltrimethoxy silane (APTMS)-modified fiber were obtained, which can verify that the silane coupling agent surface modification method is successful. Transmission spectra are characterized in different concentrations of ethanol and gentian violet solutions to validate the sensitivity of the modified fiber. Assembly using star-shaped gold nanoparticles and amino/mercapto silane coupling agent are analyzed and compared. The transmission spectra of the gold nanoparticles show that the nanoparticles are sensitive to the dielectric properties of the surrounding medium. After the fibers are treated in t-dodecylmercaptan to obtain their transmission spectra, APTMS-modified fiber becomes less sensitive to different media, except that modified by 3-mercaptopropyltrimethoxy silane (MPTMS). Experimental results of the transmission spectra show that the surface modified by the gold nanoparticles using MPTMS is firmer compared to that obtained using APTMS.

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