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Optical Nanosensor Platform Operating in Near-Physiological pH Range via Polymer-Brush-Mediated Plasmon Coupling

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Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science, Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York 13699, United States
Cite this: ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2011, 3, 2, 143–146
Publication Date (Web):January 28, 2011
Copyright © 2011 American Chemical Society

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    The nanosensors’ platform made of a stimuli-responsive polymer/noble metal nanoparticle composite thin film exploits the combination of the swelling−shrinking transition in a poly(N,N′-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate) brush and the localized surface plasmon resonance in metal nanoparticles to enable the transduction of changes in the solution pH in the near-physiological range into a pronounced optical signal.

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