Aluminum-based localized surface plasmon resonance for biosensing

Wanbo Li, Kangning REN, Jianhua Zhou*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Aluminum-based localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) exhibits attractive properties including low cost, high natural abundance, and ease of processing by a wide variety of methods including complementary metal oxide semiconductor process, thereby making it superior to conventional LSPR involving noble metals. Moreover, the intrinsic property of the broad plasmon resonances of Al exhibited across the ultraviolet-visible-near-infrared wavelength region can be utilized on demand in refractive index biosensing, surface-enhanced fluorescence, and surface-enhanced Raman scattering. This review focuses on the recent developments of LSPR biosensing with aluminum nanostructures and related areas. Firstly, we introduce LSPR biosensing and the advantages of Al-based plasmonics. Then, we describe the different biosensing strategies employing Al LSPRs in detail. Subsequently, we provide an overview of various well-defined Al nanostructures and their fabrication methods. Finally, the future research trends of Al-based LSPR biosensing are highlighted and a conclusion with perspectives is given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)486-494
Number of pages9
JournalTrAC - Trends in Analytical Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy

User-Defined Keywords

  • Aluminum nanostructures
  • Biosensing
  • Localized surface plasmon resonance
  • Surface-enhanced fluorescence
  • Surface-enhanced Raman scattering


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