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2013 (Vol. 5, Issue: 23)
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Enhanced Stability in Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensor Using Prism Coupler Based on Au/Bi2O3 Bilayer Film

Chenghua Sui, Zhong Lu, Bo Yan and Gaoyao Wei
Corresponding Author:  Zhong Lu 

Key words:  Adhesive strength, Au/Bi2O3 bilayer film, Kretschman geometry, SPR sensor, , ,
Vol. 5 , (23): 5391-5395
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November 12, 2012 January 17, 2013 May 28, 2013

Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) sensing has become a comprehensive utilized technology for detection, measurement and analysis in a wide spectrum of fields, ranging from biotechnology, environmental monitoring to food and drug monitoring. In this study, Au/Bi2O3 bilayer films with various layer thicknesses were deposited by thermal evaporation method on BK7 prism substrates and then post-annealing was conducted under ambient conditions. The adhesive strength of Au/Bi2O3 and Bi2O3/prism was measured with different layer thicknesses. Also, the SPR responses (reflectance vs. incident angle) were investigated as a function of the thickness of Bi2O3 layer in the Kretschmann geometry using ethanol as dielectric. The results indicate that the adhesive strength between Au and prism was improved more than 3 times by introducing the Bi2O3 as buffer layer. And the SPR dips also demonstrate that SPR sensor based on Au/Bi2O3 bilayer films is practical, although the height of SPR dip with about 6nm Bi2O3 is approximately 4 times weaker than that of monolayer Au and the width (defined as FWHM) broadens from 9 to 11.
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Chenghua Sui, Zhong Lu, Bo Yan and Gaoyao Wei, 2013. Enhanced Stability in Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensor Using Prism Coupler Based on Au/Bi2O3 Bilayer Film.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 5(23): 5391-5395.
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