Abstract

The instability of silver nanoblocks under atmospheric conditions is investigated. The localized surface plasmon resonance band of the silver nanoblocks shows a red shift, broadening, and damping with increasing storage time under atmospheric conditions. The change in spectral properties of silver nanoblocks is considered to be due to sulfidation of silver and structural breakage of silver nanoblock based on scanning electron microscope observation and numerical simulation. The effect of aspect ratio of silver nanoblocks on the change in spectral properties of the nanoengineered silver blocks is also discussed.

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2011 (1)

Y. Yokota, K. Ueno, and H. Misawa, “Highly controlled surface-enhanced Raman scattering chips using nanoengineered gold blocks,” Small 7(2), 252–258 (2011), http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/smll.201001560/abstract .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2010 (1)

M. Futamata, Y. Y. Yu, T. Yanatori, and T. Kokubun, “Closely adjacent Ag nanoparticles formed by cationic dyes in solution generating enormous SERS enhancement,” J. Phys. Chem. C 114(16), 7502–7508 (2010), http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/jp9113877 .
[CrossRef]

2009 (2)

M. W. Chu, P. Sharma, C. P. Chang, S. C. Liou, K. T. Tsai, J. K. Wang, Y. L. Wang, and C. H. Chen, “Probing surface plasmons in individual Ag nanoparticles in the ultra-violet spectral regime,” Nanotechnology 20(23), 235705 (2009), http://iopscience.iop.org/0957-4484/20/23/235705 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. Cao and H. E. Elsayed-Ali, “Stability of Ag nanoparticles fabricated by electron beam lithography,” Mater. Lett. 63(26), 2263–2266 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (3)

S. S. Kim, S. I. Na, J. Jo, D. Y. Kim, and Y. C. Nah, “Plasmon enhanced performance of organic solar cells using electrodeposited Ag nanoparticles,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(7), 073307 (2008), http://apl.aip.org/resource/1/applab/v93/i7/p073307_s1 .
[CrossRef]

K. Ueno, S. Juodkazis, T. Shibuya, Y. Yokota, V. Mizeikis, K. Sasaki, and H. Misawa, “Nanoparticle plasmon-assisted two-photon polymerization induced by incoherent excitation source,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130(22), 6928–6929 (2008), http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja801262r .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Ueno, S. Juodkazis, V. Mizeikis, K. Sasaki, and H. Misawa, “Clusters of closely spaced gold nanoparticles as a source of two-photon photoluminescence at visible wavelengths,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 20(1), 26–30 (2008), http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.200602680/pdf .
[CrossRef]

2007 (1)

K. Ueno, S. Juodkazis, M. Mino, V. Mizeikis, and H. Misawa, “Spectral sensitivity of uniform arrays of gold nanorods to dielectric environment,” J. Phys. Chem. C 111(11), 4180–4184 (2007), http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jp068243m .
[CrossRef]

2006 (1)

H. Mertens and A. Polman, “Plasmon-enhanced erbium luminescence,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(21), 211107 (2006), http://apl.aip.org/resource/1/applab/v89/i21/p211107_s1 .
[CrossRef]

2005 (3)

T. D. Corrigan, S. Guo, R. J. Phaneuf, and H. Szmacinski, “Enhanced fluorescence from periodic arrays of silver nanoparticles,” J. Fluoresc. 15(5), 777–784 (2005), http://www.springerlink.com/content/fk5844x114t27q1n/fulltext.pdf .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. D. McMahon, R. Lopez, H. M. Meyer, L. C. Feldman, and R. F. Haglund., “Rapid tarnishing of silver nanoparticles in ambient laboratory air,” Appl. Phys. B 80(7), 915–921 (2005), http://www.springerlink.com/content/w3kn5l6627160652/fulltext.pdf .
[CrossRef]

K. Ueno, V. Mizeikis, S. Juodkazis, K. Sasaki, and H. Misawa, “Optical properties of nanoengineered gold blocks,” Opt. Lett. 30(16), 2158–2160 (2005), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?uri=ol-30-16-2158 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2004 (1)

M. A. El-Sayed, “Small is different: shape-, size-, and composition-dependent properties of some colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals,” Acc. Chem. Res. 37(5), 326–333 (2004), http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ar020204f .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1998 (1)

S. R. Emory, W. E. Haskins, and S. Nie, “Direct observation of size-dependent optical enhancement in single metal nanoparticles,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 120(31), 8009–8010 (1998), http://www.etseq.urv.es/DEQ/Doctorat/index/web_nanobiotech/handouts/Lecture_16_Handout_12_Nanoparticles.pdf .
[CrossRef]

1972 (1)

P. B. Johnson and R. W. Christy, “Optical constants of the noble metals,” Phys. Rev. B 6(12), 4370–4379 (1972), http://prb.aps.org/pdf/PRB/v6/i12/p4370_1 .
[CrossRef]

1970 (1)

1908 (1)

G. Mie, “Beiträge zur Optik trüber Medien, speziell kolloidaler Metallösungen,” Ann. Phys. 330(3), 377–445 (1908).
[CrossRef]

Ashley, E. J.

Bennett, J. M.

Bi, G.

L. Wang, W. Xiong, Y. Nishijima, Y. Yokota, K. Ueno, H. Misawa, G. Bi, and J. R. Qiu, “Controlling plasmonic spectral properties of engineered silver nanorods by using titanium coating,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (submitted).

Cao, W.

W. Cao and H. E. Elsayed-Ali, “Stability of Ag nanoparticles fabricated by electron beam lithography,” Mater. Lett. 63(26), 2263–2266 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Chang, C. P.

M. W. Chu, P. Sharma, C. P. Chang, S. C. Liou, K. T. Tsai, J. K. Wang, Y. L. Wang, and C. H. Chen, “Probing surface plasmons in individual Ag nanoparticles in the ultra-violet spectral regime,” Nanotechnology 20(23), 235705 (2009), http://iopscience.iop.org/0957-4484/20/23/235705 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chen, C. H.

M. W. Chu, P. Sharma, C. P. Chang, S. C. Liou, K. T. Tsai, J. K. Wang, Y. L. Wang, and C. H. Chen, “Probing surface plasmons in individual Ag nanoparticles in the ultra-violet spectral regime,” Nanotechnology 20(23), 235705 (2009), http://iopscience.iop.org/0957-4484/20/23/235705 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Christy, R. W.

P. B. Johnson and R. W. Christy, “Optical constants of the noble metals,” Phys. Rev. B 6(12), 4370–4379 (1972), http://prb.aps.org/pdf/PRB/v6/i12/p4370_1 .
[CrossRef]

Chu, M. W.

M. W. Chu, P. Sharma, C. P. Chang, S. C. Liou, K. T. Tsai, J. K. Wang, Y. L. Wang, and C. H. Chen, “Probing surface plasmons in individual Ag nanoparticles in the ultra-violet spectral regime,” Nanotechnology 20(23), 235705 (2009), http://iopscience.iop.org/0957-4484/20/23/235705 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Corrigan, T. D.

T. D. Corrigan, S. Guo, R. J. Phaneuf, and H. Szmacinski, “Enhanced fluorescence from periodic arrays of silver nanoparticles,” J. Fluoresc. 15(5), 777–784 (2005), http://www.springerlink.com/content/fk5844x114t27q1n/fulltext.pdf .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

El-Sayed, M. A.

M. A. El-Sayed, “Small is different: shape-, size-, and composition-dependent properties of some colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals,” Acc. Chem. Res. 37(5), 326–333 (2004), http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ar020204f .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Elsayed-Ali, H. E.

W. Cao and H. E. Elsayed-Ali, “Stability of Ag nanoparticles fabricated by electron beam lithography,” Mater. Lett. 63(26), 2263–2266 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Emory, S. R.

S. R. Emory, W. E. Haskins, and S. Nie, “Direct observation of size-dependent optical enhancement in single metal nanoparticles,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 120(31), 8009–8010 (1998), http://www.etseq.urv.es/DEQ/Doctorat/index/web_nanobiotech/handouts/Lecture_16_Handout_12_Nanoparticles.pdf .
[CrossRef]

Feldman, L. C.

M. D. McMahon, R. Lopez, H. M. Meyer, L. C. Feldman, and R. F. Haglund., “Rapid tarnishing of silver nanoparticles in ambient laboratory air,” Appl. Phys. B 80(7), 915–921 (2005), http://www.springerlink.com/content/w3kn5l6627160652/fulltext.pdf .
[CrossRef]

Futamata, M.

M. Futamata, Y. Y. Yu, T. Yanatori, and T. Kokubun, “Closely adjacent Ag nanoparticles formed by cationic dyes in solution generating enormous SERS enhancement,” J. Phys. Chem. C 114(16), 7502–7508 (2010), http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/jp9113877 .
[CrossRef]

Guo, S.

T. D. Corrigan, S. Guo, R. J. Phaneuf, and H. Szmacinski, “Enhanced fluorescence from periodic arrays of silver nanoparticles,” J. Fluoresc. 15(5), 777–784 (2005), http://www.springerlink.com/content/fk5844x114t27q1n/fulltext.pdf .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Haglund, R. F.

M. D. McMahon, R. Lopez, H. M. Meyer, L. C. Feldman, and R. F. Haglund., “Rapid tarnishing of silver nanoparticles in ambient laboratory air,” Appl. Phys. B 80(7), 915–921 (2005), http://www.springerlink.com/content/w3kn5l6627160652/fulltext.pdf .
[CrossRef]

Haskins, W. E.

S. R. Emory, W. E. Haskins, and S. Nie, “Direct observation of size-dependent optical enhancement in single metal nanoparticles,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 120(31), 8009–8010 (1998), http://www.etseq.urv.es/DEQ/Doctorat/index/web_nanobiotech/handouts/Lecture_16_Handout_12_Nanoparticles.pdf .
[CrossRef]

Jo, J.

S. S. Kim, S. I. Na, J. Jo, D. Y. Kim, and Y. C. Nah, “Plasmon enhanced performance of organic solar cells using electrodeposited Ag nanoparticles,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(7), 073307 (2008), http://apl.aip.org/resource/1/applab/v93/i7/p073307_s1 .
[CrossRef]

Johnson, P. B.

P. B. Johnson and R. W. Christy, “Optical constants of the noble metals,” Phys. Rev. B 6(12), 4370–4379 (1972), http://prb.aps.org/pdf/PRB/v6/i12/p4370_1 .
[CrossRef]

Juodkazis, S.

K. Ueno, S. Juodkazis, V. Mizeikis, K. Sasaki, and H. Misawa, “Clusters of closely spaced gold nanoparticles as a source of two-photon photoluminescence at visible wavelengths,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 20(1), 26–30 (2008), http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.200602680/pdf .
[CrossRef]

K. Ueno, S. Juodkazis, T. Shibuya, Y. Yokota, V. Mizeikis, K. Sasaki, and H. Misawa, “Nanoparticle plasmon-assisted two-photon polymerization induced by incoherent excitation source,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130(22), 6928–6929 (2008), http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja801262r .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Ueno, S. Juodkazis, M. Mino, V. Mizeikis, and H. Misawa, “Spectral sensitivity of uniform arrays of gold nanorods to dielectric environment,” J. Phys. Chem. C 111(11), 4180–4184 (2007), http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jp068243m .
[CrossRef]

K. Ueno, V. Mizeikis, S. Juodkazis, K. Sasaki, and H. Misawa, “Optical properties of nanoengineered gold blocks,” Opt. Lett. 30(16), 2158–2160 (2005), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?uri=ol-30-16-2158 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kim, D. Y.

S. S. Kim, S. I. Na, J. Jo, D. Y. Kim, and Y. C. Nah, “Plasmon enhanced performance of organic solar cells using electrodeposited Ag nanoparticles,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(7), 073307 (2008), http://apl.aip.org/resource/1/applab/v93/i7/p073307_s1 .
[CrossRef]

Kim, S. S.

S. S. Kim, S. I. Na, J. Jo, D. Y. Kim, and Y. C. Nah, “Plasmon enhanced performance of organic solar cells using electrodeposited Ag nanoparticles,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(7), 073307 (2008), http://apl.aip.org/resource/1/applab/v93/i7/p073307_s1 .
[CrossRef]

Kokubun, T.

M. Futamata, Y. Y. Yu, T. Yanatori, and T. Kokubun, “Closely adjacent Ag nanoparticles formed by cationic dyes in solution generating enormous SERS enhancement,” J. Phys. Chem. C 114(16), 7502–7508 (2010), http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/jp9113877 .
[CrossRef]

Liou, S. C.

M. W. Chu, P. Sharma, C. P. Chang, S. C. Liou, K. T. Tsai, J. K. Wang, Y. L. Wang, and C. H. Chen, “Probing surface plasmons in individual Ag nanoparticles in the ultra-violet spectral regime,” Nanotechnology 20(23), 235705 (2009), http://iopscience.iop.org/0957-4484/20/23/235705 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lopez, R.

M. D. McMahon, R. Lopez, H. M. Meyer, L. C. Feldman, and R. F. Haglund., “Rapid tarnishing of silver nanoparticles in ambient laboratory air,” Appl. Phys. B 80(7), 915–921 (2005), http://www.springerlink.com/content/w3kn5l6627160652/fulltext.pdf .
[CrossRef]

McMahon, M. D.

M. D. McMahon, R. Lopez, H. M. Meyer, L. C. Feldman, and R. F. Haglund., “Rapid tarnishing of silver nanoparticles in ambient laboratory air,” Appl. Phys. B 80(7), 915–921 (2005), http://www.springerlink.com/content/w3kn5l6627160652/fulltext.pdf .
[CrossRef]

Mertens, H.

H. Mertens and A. Polman, “Plasmon-enhanced erbium luminescence,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(21), 211107 (2006), http://apl.aip.org/resource/1/applab/v89/i21/p211107_s1 .
[CrossRef]

Meyer, H. M.

M. D. McMahon, R. Lopez, H. M. Meyer, L. C. Feldman, and R. F. Haglund., “Rapid tarnishing of silver nanoparticles in ambient laboratory air,” Appl. Phys. B 80(7), 915–921 (2005), http://www.springerlink.com/content/w3kn5l6627160652/fulltext.pdf .
[CrossRef]

Mie, G.

G. Mie, “Beiträge zur Optik trüber Medien, speziell kolloidaler Metallösungen,” Ann. Phys. 330(3), 377–445 (1908).
[CrossRef]

Mino, M.

K. Ueno, S. Juodkazis, M. Mino, V. Mizeikis, and H. Misawa, “Spectral sensitivity of uniform arrays of gold nanorods to dielectric environment,” J. Phys. Chem. C 111(11), 4180–4184 (2007), http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jp068243m .
[CrossRef]

Misawa, H.

Y. Yokota, K. Ueno, and H. Misawa, “Highly controlled surface-enhanced Raman scattering chips using nanoengineered gold blocks,” Small 7(2), 252–258 (2011), http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/smll.201001560/abstract .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Ueno, S. Juodkazis, T. Shibuya, Y. Yokota, V. Mizeikis, K. Sasaki, and H. Misawa, “Nanoparticle plasmon-assisted two-photon polymerization induced by incoherent excitation source,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130(22), 6928–6929 (2008), http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja801262r .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Ueno, S. Juodkazis, V. Mizeikis, K. Sasaki, and H. Misawa, “Clusters of closely spaced gold nanoparticles as a source of two-photon photoluminescence at visible wavelengths,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 20(1), 26–30 (2008), http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.200602680/pdf .
[CrossRef]

K. Ueno, S. Juodkazis, M. Mino, V. Mizeikis, and H. Misawa, “Spectral sensitivity of uniform arrays of gold nanorods to dielectric environment,” J. Phys. Chem. C 111(11), 4180–4184 (2007), http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jp068243m .
[CrossRef]

K. Ueno, V. Mizeikis, S. Juodkazis, K. Sasaki, and H. Misawa, “Optical properties of nanoengineered gold blocks,” Opt. Lett. 30(16), 2158–2160 (2005), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?uri=ol-30-16-2158 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Wang, W. Xiong, Y. Nishijima, Y. Yokota, K. Ueno, H. Misawa, G. Bi, and J. R. Qiu, “Controlling plasmonic spectral properties of engineered silver nanorods by using titanium coating,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (submitted).

Mizeikis, V.

K. Ueno, S. Juodkazis, T. Shibuya, Y. Yokota, V. Mizeikis, K. Sasaki, and H. Misawa, “Nanoparticle plasmon-assisted two-photon polymerization induced by incoherent excitation source,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130(22), 6928–6929 (2008), http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja801262r .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Ueno, S. Juodkazis, V. Mizeikis, K. Sasaki, and H. Misawa, “Clusters of closely spaced gold nanoparticles as a source of two-photon photoluminescence at visible wavelengths,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 20(1), 26–30 (2008), http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.200602680/pdf .
[CrossRef]

K. Ueno, S. Juodkazis, M. Mino, V. Mizeikis, and H. Misawa, “Spectral sensitivity of uniform arrays of gold nanorods to dielectric environment,” J. Phys. Chem. C 111(11), 4180–4184 (2007), http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jp068243m .
[CrossRef]

K. Ueno, V. Mizeikis, S. Juodkazis, K. Sasaki, and H. Misawa, “Optical properties of nanoengineered gold blocks,” Opt. Lett. 30(16), 2158–2160 (2005), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?uri=ol-30-16-2158 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Na, S. I.

S. S. Kim, S. I. Na, J. Jo, D. Y. Kim, and Y. C. Nah, “Plasmon enhanced performance of organic solar cells using electrodeposited Ag nanoparticles,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(7), 073307 (2008), http://apl.aip.org/resource/1/applab/v93/i7/p073307_s1 .
[CrossRef]

Nah, Y. C.

S. S. Kim, S. I. Na, J. Jo, D. Y. Kim, and Y. C. Nah, “Plasmon enhanced performance of organic solar cells using electrodeposited Ag nanoparticles,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(7), 073307 (2008), http://apl.aip.org/resource/1/applab/v93/i7/p073307_s1 .
[CrossRef]

Nie, S.

S. R. Emory, W. E. Haskins, and S. Nie, “Direct observation of size-dependent optical enhancement in single metal nanoparticles,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 120(31), 8009–8010 (1998), http://www.etseq.urv.es/DEQ/Doctorat/index/web_nanobiotech/handouts/Lecture_16_Handout_12_Nanoparticles.pdf .
[CrossRef]

Nishijima, Y.

L. Wang, W. Xiong, Y. Nishijima, Y. Yokota, K. Ueno, H. Misawa, G. Bi, and J. R. Qiu, “Controlling plasmonic spectral properties of engineered silver nanorods by using titanium coating,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (submitted).

Phaneuf, R. J.

T. D. Corrigan, S. Guo, R. J. Phaneuf, and H. Szmacinski, “Enhanced fluorescence from periodic arrays of silver nanoparticles,” J. Fluoresc. 15(5), 777–784 (2005), http://www.springerlink.com/content/fk5844x114t27q1n/fulltext.pdf .
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M. W. Chu, P. Sharma, C. P. Chang, S. C. Liou, K. T. Tsai, J. K. Wang, Y. L. Wang, and C. H. Chen, “Probing surface plasmons in individual Ag nanoparticles in the ultra-violet spectral regime,” Nanotechnology 20(23), 235705 (2009), http://iopscience.iop.org/0957-4484/20/23/235705 .
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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

SEM images of silver NBs (R4.3, 80 × 340 × 40 nm3) of as-made (a) and being stored for 2 months (b).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental [(a), (b)] and calculated [(c), (d)] extinction spectra of as-made silver NBs with different R (R = 1, 2.2, 3.2, 4.3, 5) under polarized irradiation [(a), (c): L mode; (b), (d): T mode].

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Extinction spectra of silver NBs with different R (R for (a), (b), (c), and (d) is 2.2, 3.2, 4.3, and 5, respectively) stored for different time (L mode).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

EDS pattern collected from the region marked by the rectangle in the inserted SEM image stored in air for 2 months.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Experimental extinction spectra of silver NBs stored for different time and calculated extinction spectra of silver NBs with Ag2S coverage of different thickness (L mode, R 4.3).

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

(a) Schematic picture of model 1 and 2 and (b) calculated extinction spectra of silver NBs (R4.3) of as-made and model 1 and 2.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Experimental extinction spectra of silver NBs with increasing storage time and calculated extinction spectra of model 1 covered by Ag2S of different thickness (R4.3, L mode).

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