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Plasmonic Gold Decorated MWCNT Nanocomposite for Localized Plasmon Resonance Sensing


Plasmonic Gold Decorated MWCNT Nanocomposite for Localized Plasmon Resonance Sensing

Ozhikandathil, J., Badilescu, S. and Packirisamy, Muthukumaran ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1769-6986 (2015) Plasmonic Gold Decorated MWCNT Nanocomposite for Localized Plasmon Resonance Sensing. Scientific Reports, 5 (13181). pp. 1-11. ISSN 2045-2322

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The synergism of excellent properties of carbon nanotubes and gold nanoparticles is used in this work for bio-sensing of recombinant bovine growth hormones (rbST) by making Multi Wall Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNT) locally optically responsive by augmenting it optical properties through Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance (LSPR). To this purpose, locally gold nano particles decorated gold–MWCNT composite was synthesized from a suspension of MWCNT bundles and hydrogen chloroauric acid in an aqueous solution, activated ultrasonically and, then, drop-casted on a glass substrate. The slow drying of the drop produces a “coffee ring” pattern that is found to contain gold–MWCNT nanocomposites, accumulated mostly along the perimeter of the ring. The reaction is studied also at low-temperature, in the vacuum chamber of the Scanning Electron Microscope and is accounted for by the local melting processes that facilitate the contact between the bundle of tubes and the gold ions. Biosensing applications of the gold–MWCNT nanocomposite using their LSPR properties are demonstrated for the plasmonic detection of traces of bovine growth hormone. The sensitivity of the hybrid platform which is found to be 1 ng/ml is much better than that measuring with gold nanoparticles alone which is only 25 ng/ml.

Divisions:Concordia University > Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science > Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering
Item Type:Article
Authors:Ozhikandathil, J. and Badilescu, S. and Packirisamy, Muthukumaran
Journal or Publication:Scientific Reports
Date:18 August 2015
  • NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):10.1038/srep13181
Keywords:Nanoparticles; Techniques and instrumentation
ID Code:983233
Deposited On:24 Nov 2017 21:34
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:56


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