In this study, the optical constants of gold nanoparticles are evaluated for surface plasmon-based sensor applications. Using an effective medium approximation (EMA) and ellipsometry, approaches to monitor the self-assembly of gold nanoparticles are also demonstrated. Spectroscopic ellipsometric parameters measured (tan Ψ, cos Δ) before and after adding gold nanoparticles to a substrate are used to calculate the optical constants of gold nanoparticles. The film thickness is measured by grazing incidence X-ray reflectivity (XRR). The optical constants (refractive index, extinction coefficient) of gold nanoparticles can be obtained from the measured ellipsometric parameters and thickness. We also show that particles density can be well predicted and detected nondestructively by this method.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers|
|Issue number||9 A|
|Publication status||Published - 2006 Sep 7|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)