Estimation of Transition Metal Nitride Surface Plasmon Refractometer Sensitivity

Surre, F., Bernal, O. D., Seat, H.-C. and Sharp, J. H. (2019) Estimation of Transition Metal Nitride Surface Plasmon Refractometer Sensitivity. In: IEEE Sensors 2019, Montreal, QC, Canada, 27-30 Oct 2019, ISBN 9781728116341 (doi: 10.1109/SENSORS43011.2019.8956691)

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We numerically investigate the sensitivity of surface plasmon sensors using transition metal nitrides instead of noble metals, such as silver and gold. These alternative metals present improved thermal and mechanical properties that support the design of better sensors for harsh environment. The results show that titanium nitride and zirconium nitride are viable alternatives to silver as the sensitivity of sensors using these metals is better than sensors using silver.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sharp, Dr James
Authors: Surre, F., Bernal, O. D., Seat, H.-C., and Sharp, J. H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Research Group:Systems, Power & Energy
Published Online:13 January 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 IEEE
First Published:First published in IEEE Sensors 2019
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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