PIER
 
Progress In Electromagnetics Research
ISSN: 1070-4698, E-ISSN: 1559-8985
Home | Search | Notification | Authors | Submission | PIERS Home | EM Academy
Home > Vol. 128 > pp. 35-53

SURFACE PLASMON PROPERTIES OF HOLLOW AUAG ALLOYED TRIANGULAR NANOBOXES AND ITS APPLICATIONS IN SERS IMAGING AND POTENTIAL DRUG DELIVERY

By X. Liu, J. Lin, T. F. Jiang, Z. F. Zhu, Q. Q. Zhan, J. Qian, and S. He

Full Article PDF (914 KB)

Abstract:
We successfully synthesized hollow AuAg alloyed triangular nanoboxes (TNBs) with localized surface plasmon resonances (LSPR) spectra position from visible to NIR region. We then study the surface plasmon properties of AuAg alloyed TNBs and explore their application in surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) imaging. We also investigated the laser induced near-field ablation of TNBs, which have the potentials of drug delivery for cancer treatment. Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) method is used to calculate electromagnetic fields induced by optical excitation of LSPR of AuAg alloyed TNBs for the first time. The calculated results are proved through in-vivo SERS imaging by three types of SERS tags based on TNBs. Furthermore, the unique hollow structure of TNBs may facilitate direct encapsulation of anticancer drugs, without any surface coatings. The femtosecond laser near-field ablation experiment is studied as one possible method to release the drug encapsulated inside the hollow structure. These studies show that the nanostructures are easy to break down and promising as a nanodevice model for controlled drug delivery.

Citation:
X. Liu, J. Lin, T. F. Jiang, Z. F. Zhu, Q. Q. Zhan, J. Qian, and S. He, "Surface plasmon properties of hollow auag alloyed triangular nanoboxes and its applications in sers imaging and potential drug delivery," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 128, 35-53, 2012.
doi:10.2528/PIER12041908
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=12041908

References:
1. Kelly, K. L., et al., "The optical properties of metal nanoparticles:The influence of size, shape, and dielectric environment," Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 107, No. 3, 668-677, 2003.
doi:10.1021/jp026731y

2. Liaw, J.-W., M. K. Kuo, and C. N. Liao, "Plasmon resonances of spherical and ellipsoidal nanoparticles," Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, Vol. 19, No. 13, 1787-1794, 2005.
doi:10.1163/156939305775696865

3. Muhlschlegel, P., et al., "Resonant optical antennas," Science, Vol. 308, No. 5728, 1607-1609, 2005.
doi:10.1126/science.1111886

4. Xie, H., F. M. Kong, and K. Li, "THE electric field enhancement and resonance in optical antenna composed of Au nanoparicles," Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, Vol. 23, No. 4, 534-547, 2009.
doi:10.1163/156939309787612419

5. Rand, B. P., P. Peumans, and S. R. Forrest, "Long-range absorption enhancement in organic tandem thin-film solar cells containing silver nanoclusters," Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 96, No. 12, 7519-7526, 2004.
doi:10.1063/1.1812589

6. Huang, X. H., et al., "Cancer cell imaging and photothermal therapy in the near-infrared region by using gold nanorods," Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 128, No. 6, 2115-2120, 2006.
doi:10.1021/ja057254a

7. Yavuz, M. S., et al., "Gold nanocages covered by smart polymers for controlled release with near-infrared light," Nature Materials, Vol. 8, No. 12, 935-939, 2009.
doi:10.1038/nmat2564

8. Jain, P. K., et al., "Calculated absorption and scattering properties of gold nanoparticles of different size, shape, and composition: Applications in biological imaging and biomedicine," Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 110, No. 14, 7238-7248, 2006.
doi:10.1021/jp057170o

9. Anker, J. N., et al., "Biosensing with plasmonic nanosensors," Nature Materials, Vol. 7, No. 6, 442-453, 2008.
doi:10.1038/nmat2162

10. Jain, P. K., et al., "Noble metals on the nanoscale: Optical and photothermal properties and some applications in imaging sensing, biology, and medicine," Accounts of Chemical Research, Vol. 41, No. 12, 1578-1586, 2008.
doi:10.1021/ar7002804

11. Noguez, C., "Surface plasmons on metal nanoparticles: The influence of shpae and physical environment," Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 111, No. 10, 3806-3819, 2007.
doi:10.1021/jp066539m

12. Sau, T. K., et al., "Properties and applications of colloidal nonspherical noble metal nanoparticles," Advanced Materials, Vol. 22, No. 16, 1805-1825, 2010.
doi:10.1002/adma.200902557

13. Millstone, J. E., et al., "Observation of a quadrupole plasmon mode for a colloidal solution of gold nanoprisms," Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 127, No. 15, 5312-5313, 2005.
doi:10.1021/ja043245a

14. Millstone, J. E., G. S. Metraux, and C. A. Mirkin, "Controlling the edge length of gold nanoprisms via a seed-mediated approach," Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 16, No. 9, 1209-1214, 2006.
doi:10.1002/adfm.200600066

15. Aherne, D., et al., "Optical properties and growth aspects of silver nanoprisms produced by a highly reproducible and rapid synthesis at room temperature," Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 18, No. 14, 2005-2016, 2008.
doi:10.1002/adfm.200800233

16. Haes, A. J., et al., "Nanoscale optical biosensor: Short range distance dependence of the localized surface plasmon resonance of noble metal nanoparticles," Journal of Physical Chemistry B,, Vol. 108, No. 22, 6961-6968, 2004.
doi:10.1021/jp036261n

17. Hao, E. and G. C. Schatz, "Electromagnetic fields around silver nanoparticles and dimers," Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 120, No. 1, 357-366, 2004.
doi:10.1063/1.1629280

18. Nelayah, J., et al., "Mapping surface plasmons on a single metallic nanoparticle," Nature Physics, Vol. 3, No. 5, 348-353, 2007.
doi:10.1038/nphys575

19. Aherne, D., et al., "From Ag nanoprisms to triangular AuAg nanoboxes," Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 20, No. 8, 1329-1338, 2010.
doi:10.1002/adfm.200902030

20. Tong, L., et al., "Bright three-photon luminescence from gold/silver alloyed nanostructures for bioimaging with negligible photothermal toxicity," Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Vol. 49, No. 20, 3485-3488, 2010.
doi:10.1002/anie.201000440

21. Chen, J. Y., et al., "Gold nanocages: Engineering their structure for biomedical applications," Advanced Materials, Vol. 17, No. 18, 2255-2261, 2005.
doi:10.1002/adma.200500833

22. Kudelski, A., "Influence of electrostatically bound proteins on the structure of linkage monolayers: Adsorption of bovine serum albumin on silver and gold substrates coated with monolayers of 2-mercaptoethanesulphonate," Vibrational Spectroscopy, Vol. 33, No. 1-2, 197-204, 2003.
doi:10.1016/j.vibspec.2003.09.003

23. Qian, X. M., et al., "In vivo tumor targeting and spectroscopic detection with surface-enhanced Raman nanoparticle tags," Nature Biotechnology, Vol. 26, No. 1, 83-90, 2008.
doi:10.1038/nbt1377

24. Link, S., Z. Wang, and M. El-Sayed, "Alloy formation of gold-silver nanoparticles and the dependence of the plasmon absorption on their composition," The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 103, No. 18, 3529-3533, 1999.
doi:10.1021/jp990387w

25. Hu, M., et al., "Optical properties of Au-Ag nanoboxes studied by single nanoparticle spectroscopy," Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 110, No. 40, 19923-19928, 2006.
doi:10.1021/jp0621068

26. Metraux, G. S., et al., "Triangular nanoframes made of gold and silver," Nano Letters, Vol. 3, No. 4, 519-522, 2003.
doi:10.1021/nl034097+

27. Palik, E. D. (ed.), Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids, Academic Press, New York, 1998.

28. Jiang, L., et al., "Raman reporter-coated gold nanorods and their applications in multimodal optical imaging of cancer cells," Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Vol. 400, No. 9, 2793-2800, 2011.
doi:10.1007/s00216-011-4894-6

29. Qian, J., et al., "Fluorescence-surface enhanced Raman scattering co-functionalized gold nanorods as near-infrared probes for purely optical in vivo imaging," Biomaterials, Vol. 32, No. 6, 1601-1610, 2011.
doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2010.10.058

30. Li, X., J. Qian, and S. He, "Impact of the self-assembly of multilayer polyelectrolyte functionalized gold nanorods and its application to biosensing," Nanotechnology, Vol. 19, 355501, 2008.

31. Neuberger, T., et al., "Superparamagnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications: Possibilities and limitations of a new drug delivery system," Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Vol. 293, No. 1, 483-496, 2005.
doi:10.1016/j.jmmm.2005.01.064

32. Gupta, A. K. and M. Gupta, "Synthesis and surface engineering of iron oxide nanoparticles for biomedical applications," Biomate-rials, Vol. 26, No. 18, 3995-4021, 2005.
doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2004.10.012

33. Lu, W., et al., "Tumor site-specific silencing of NF-kappa B p65 by targeted hollow gold nanosphere-mediated photothermal transfection," Cancer Research, Vol. 70, No. 8, 3177-3188, 2010.
doi:10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-09-3379

34. Link, S., et al., "Laser photothermal melting and fragmentation of gold nanorods: Energy and laser pulse-width dependence," Journal of Physical Chemistry A, Vol. 103, No. 9, 1165-1170, 1999.
doi:10.1021/jp983141k

35. Kamat, P. V., M. Flumiani, and G. V. Hartland, "Picosecond dynamics of silver nanoclusters. Photoejection of electrons and fragmentation," Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 102, No. 17, 3123-3128, 1998.
doi:10.1021/jp980009b

36. Kurita, H., A. Takami, and S. Koda, "Size reduction of gold particles in aqueous solution by pulsed laser irradiation," Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 72, No. 7, 789-791, 1998.
doi:10.1063/1.120894

37. Inasawa, S., M. Sugiyama, and Y. Yamaguchi, "Laser-induced shape transformation of gold nanoparticles below the melting point: The effect of surface melting," Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 109, No. 8, 3104-3111, 2005.
doi:10.1021/jp045167j

38. Plech, A., et al., "Femtosecond laser near-field ablation from gold nanoparticles," Nature Physics, Vol. 2, No. 1, 44-47, 2006.
doi:10.1038/nphys191

39. Wheeler, D. A., et al., "Optical properties and persistent spectral hole burning of near infrared-absorbing hollow gold nanospheres," Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 114, No. 42, 18126-18133, 2010.
doi:10.1021/jp1076824


© Copyright 2014 EMW Publishing. All Rights Reserved