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Real-time optofluidic surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy based on a graphene oxide/gold nanorod nanocomposite

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Vianna, Pilar G. [1] ; Grasseschi, Daniel [1] ; Domingues, Sergio H. [1] ; de Matos, Christiano J. S. [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Prebiteriana Mackenzie, MackGraphe Graphene & Nanomat Res Ctr, BR-01302907 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Optics Express; v. 26, n. 18, p. 22698-22708, SEP 3 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 2

We demonstrate a glass microcapillary fiber as an optofluidic platform for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), the inner walls of which are coated with a graphene oxide (GO)/gold nanorod (AuNR) nanocomposite. A simple thermal method is used for the coaling, allowing for the continuous deposition of the nanocomposite without surface functionalization. We show that the AuNRs can be directly and nondestructively identified on the GO inside the capillaries via identification of the Au-Br SERS peak, as Br- ions from the AuNR synthesis remain on their surface. The coated microcapillary platform is, then, used as a stable SERS substrate for the detection of Rhodamine 6G (R6G) and Rhodamine 640 (RH640) at concentrations down to 10(-7) and 10(-9) M, respectively. As the required sample volumes are as low as a few hundred nanoliters, down to similar to 75 femtograms of analyte can be detected. The fiber also allows for the detection of the molecules at acquisition times as low as 0.05 s, indicating the platform's suitability for real-time sensing. (C) 2018 Optical Society of America under the terms of the OSA Open Access Publishing Agreement (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/11779-4 - Plasmonic and nonlinear effects in graphene coupled to optical waveguides
Grantee:Christiano José Santiago de Matos
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 15/10405-3 - Synthesis, characterization, functionalization and ordering of metallic nanostructures
Grantee:Daniel Grasseschi
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 12/50259-8 - Graphene: photonics and opto-electronics: UPM-NUS collaboration
Grantee:Antonio Helio de Castro Neto
Support type: Research Projects - SPEC Program