Langmuir-Blodgett deposition of functionalized AuNRs towards multidimensional LSPR sensing

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dc.contributor.advisor Brosseau, Christa L.
dc.creator MacMillan, Presley Sarah 2017-05-19T13:43:49Z 2017-05-19T13:43:49Z 2017
dc.description 1 online resource (91 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.)
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. [84-91]).
dc.description.abstract Understanding the surface plasmon resonance properties of gold nanorods (AuNRs) and exploring their sensitivity has attracted much attention due to the potential applications in the biomedical field; including detection of various disease biomarkers through an optimal localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR). There are a variety of different techniques available for the synthesis of AuNRs, one of which is the bottom-up approach known as seed-mediated growth. This method introduces a gold seed into a growth solution to obtain gold nanorods of a desired aspect ratio. The goal is to assemble these nanorods at the air-water interface of a Langmuir trough and then compress these nanorods such that a uniform monolayer of well orientated nanorods can be obtained. The goal of this research is to use this monolayer for the synthesis of an LSPR sensor, which will be used for the detection of biomarkers. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.title Langmuir-Blodgett deposition of functionalized AuNRs towards multidimensional LSPR sensing en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA Bachelor of Science (Honours Chemistry) Undergraduate Department of Chemistry Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)

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