Tunable local surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) enhancement properties of cavity-nanoparticle scaffold-based clusters were investigated via finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) simulations. Hollow Au-cylinder-based and hollow Au-sphere-based nanocomposites models were presented with calculated optical spectra, near-field distribution, and average enhancement. Focusing on surface curvature, concave and convex Au-surface/Au-nanoparticles were built for further understanding on the local shape dependency in complicate scaffold-based clusters. Tunable near-field enhancement contributions and scaffold-dependency were discussed for potential in plasmonic applications such as surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), LSPR sensor, and nanoantenna.
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This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (22005013, 51872011, and 51902011).
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You, T., Gao, Y., Chen, H. et al. Curvature-Dependent Cavity-Nanoparticle Scaffold-Based Clusters with LSPR Enhancement as SERS Substrates. Plasmonics (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11468-021-01396-8
- Cavity-nanoparticle nanocomposite
- Finite-difference time-domain
- Local surface plasmon resonance
- Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy