Compact Surface Plasmon Resonance System with Au/Si Schottky Barrier
AbstractEthanol concentration was quantified by the use of a compact surface plasmon resonance (SPR) system, which electrically detects hot electrons via a Schottky barrier. Although it is well known that SPR can be used as bio/chemical sensors, implementation is not necessarily practical, due to the size and cost impediments associated with a system with variable wavelength or angle of incidence. However, scanning capability is not a prerequisite if the objective is to use SPR in a sensor. It is possible to build a small, inexpensive SPR sensor if the optics have no moving parts and a Schottky barrier is used for electrical current detection in place of a photodetector. This article reports on the design and performance of such a novel SPR sensor, and its application for quantifying ethanol concentration. As the concentration of ethanol is increased, the change in the angle dependence of the SPR current is observed. This change can be understood as a superposition of contributions of SPR coupled with the +3rd- and −3rd-order diffraction. Moreover, real-time monitoring of ethanol concentration was demonstrated using the proposed SPR system. View Full-Text
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Tsukagoshi, T.; Kuroda, Y.; Noda, K.; Binh-Khiem, N.; Kan, T.; Shimoyama, I. Compact Surface Plasmon Resonance System with Au/Si Schottky Barrier. Sensors 2018, 18, 399.
Tsukagoshi T, Kuroda Y, Noda K, Binh-Khiem N, Kan T, Shimoyama I. Compact Surface Plasmon Resonance System with Au/Si Schottky Barrier. Sensors. 2018; 18(2):399.Chicago/Turabian Style
Tsukagoshi, Takuya; Kuroda, Yuta; Noda, Kentaro; Binh-Khiem, Nguyen; Kan, Tetsuo; Shimoyama, Isao. 2018. "Compact Surface Plasmon Resonance System with Au/Si Schottky Barrier." Sensors 18, no. 2: 399.