Surface plasmon resonance of nanoshell particles with PMMA-graphene core

Richard Tarparelli, Renato Iovine, Luigi La Spada, Lucio Vegni

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Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to contribute an analytical and numerical study of a new type of nanoshell particles operating in the visible regime. Design/methodology/approach - The structure consists of a core/shell particle, arranged in a planar array configuration, with a polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA)-graphene core and gold thin shell. Findings - By exploiting the proposed analytical model the design of a metamaterial-based sensor, operating in the optical frequency range, for the detection of tissue diseases is shown. Originality/value - Full-wave simulations confirm the capability of the proposed sensor to identify different compounds by refractive index measurement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2016-2029
Number of pages15
JournalCOMPEL - The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Epsilon near zero
  • Graphene
  • Metamaterials
  • Nanoparticles
  • Sensing applications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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