Patent Number: 7,612,883

Title: Dynamic plasmonics-enabled signal enhancement, a device comprising the same, and a method using the same

Abstract: Disclosed herein is a plasmonics platform comprising a substrate; a plurality of periodically spaced nanoholes and/or nanoparticles disposed upon the substrate; wherein the average first order of periodicity between the nanoholes and/or the nanoparticles is about 5 to about 1,000 nm; and a microelectromechanical and/or a nanoelectromechanical system in operative communication with the substrate so as to vary the average first order of periodicity between the nanoholes and/or the nanoparticles.

Inventors: Que; Long (Rexford, NY), Fortin; Jeffrey Bernard (Niskayuna, NY), Keimel; Christopher Fred (Schenectady, NY), Yu; Liming (Clifton Park, NY), Wang; Zhiyong (Clifton Park, NY)

Assignee: General Electric Company

International Classification: G01N 21/25 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017