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The steadily increasing demand for accurate analysis of vitamin D level, via measurement of its best general marker, 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D), pushes for the development of novel automated assays capable of working at very low concentrations. Here, we propose a plasmonic biosensor of 25(OH)D3 (calcifediol) based on surface-enhanced infrared absorption spectroscopy, which exploits the resonant coupling between plasmonic nanoantennas and vibrational excitation of small molecules. Specifically, our proposed platform features a large-area (several mm2) metasurface made of gold nanoantennas fabricated on a silicon substrate, comprising different macroregions (“pixels”) of area 500 × 500 µm2. In each pixel, the nanoantenna geometrical parameters are tuned so as to support localized surface plasmon resonances (and hence large field enhancements at the nanoscale) within different regions of the …
De Gruyter
Publication date: 
29 Jun 2020

Valentina Di Meo, Alessio Crescitelli, Massimo Moccia, Annamaria Sandomenico, Angela M Cusano, Marianna Portaccio, Maria Lepore, Vincenzo Galdi, Emanuela Esposito

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Volume: 1 Issue: ahead-of-print