Surface plasmon enhanced photoconductance and single electron effects in mesoporous titania nanofibers loaded with gold nanoparticles

Min Soo Son, Ji Eun Im, Kang Kyun Wang, Seung Lim Oh, Yong Rok Kim, Kyung Hwa Yoo

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Abstract

We have synthesized mesoporous TiO2 nanofibers loaded with Au nanoparticles (MTNF-Au) and fabricated single nanofiber-based devices. MTNF-Au devices exhibited surface plasmon enhanced photoconductance under visible light, whereas MTNF devices without Au nanoparticles did not. Moreover, Coulomb oscillations were observed at 4.2 K in MTNF-Au devices, indicating that Au nanoparticles embedded in MTNF-Au played a role of Coulomb islands. These results suggested that the enhanced photoconductance was ascribed to electron tunneling of hot electrons generated by the surface plasmon resonance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number023115
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume96
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 25

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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