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Self-Aligned Plasmonic Nanopores by Optically Controlled Dielectric Breakdown

Overview of attention for article published in Nano Letters, September 2015
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Title
Self-Aligned Plasmonic Nanopores by Optically Controlled Dielectric Breakdown
Published in
Nano Letters, September 2015
DOI 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b03239
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Authors

Sergii Pud

Abstract

We present a novel cost-efficient method for the fabrication of high-quality self-aligned plasmonic nanopores by means of optically controlled dielectric breakdown. Excitation of a plasmonic bowtie nanoantenna on a dielectric membrane localizes the high-voltage-driven breakdown of the membrane to the hotspot of the enhanced optical field, creating a nanopore that is automatically self-aligned to the plasmonic hotspot of the bowtie. We show that the approach provides precise control over the nanopore size and that these plasmonic nanopores can be used as single molecule DNA sensors with a performance matching that of TEM-drilled nanopores. The principle of optically controlled breakdown can also be used to fabricate non-plasmonic nanopores at a controlled position. Our novel fabrication process guarantees alignment of the nanopore with the optical hotspot of the nanoantenna, thus ensuring that pore-translocating biomolecules interact with the concentrated optical field that can be used for detection and manipulation of analytes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 1 1%
Belgium 1 1%
Unknown 88 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 32 36%
Student > Master 18 20%
Researcher 14 16%
Unspecified 7 8%
Student > Bachelor 6 7%
Other 13 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 27 30%
Engineering 21 23%
Chemistry 16 18%
Unspecified 10 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 4%
Other 12 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 November 2015.
All research outputs
#1,570,946
of 11,343,118 outputs
Outputs from Nano Letters
#1,944
of 7,289 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#42,123
of 237,144 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nano Letters
#27
of 90 outputs
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