Hybrids of carbon nanotube forests and gold nanoparticles for improved surface plasmon manipulation.

@article{Makaryan2014HybridsOC,
  title={Hybrids of carbon nanotube forests and gold nanoparticles for improved surface plasmon manipulation.},
  author={Taron Makaryan and Santiago Esconjauregui and Manuel Vitor Portugal Gonçalves and Junwei Yang and Hisashi Sugime and Dirk Nille and Pathabi Raman Renganathan and Pola Goldberg-Oppenheimer and John Robertson},
  journal={ACS applied materials & interfaces},
  year={2014},
  volume={6 8},
  pages={5344-9}
}
We report the fabrication and characterization of hybrids of vertically-aligned carbon nanotube forests and gold nanoparticles for improved manipulation of their plasmonic properties. Raman spectroscopy of nanotube forests performed at the separation area of nanotube-nanoparticles shows a scattering enhancement factor of the order of 1 × 10(6). The enhancement is related to the plasmonic coupling of the nanoparticles and is potentially applicable in high-resolution scanning near-field optical… CONTINUE READING