ACS Nano, 2023, 17(19):19338-19348

Topological Darkness: How to Design a Metamaterial for Optical Biosensing with Ultrahigh Sensitivity

Due to the absence of labels and fast analyses, optical biosensors promise major advances in biomedical diagnostics, security, environmental, and food safety applications. However, the sensitivity of the most advanced plasmonic biosensor implementations has a fundamental limitation caused by losses in the system and/or geometry of biochips. Here, we report a "scissor effect" in topologically dark metamaterials which is capable of providing ultrahigh-amplitude sensitivity to biosensing events, thus solving the bottleneck sensitivity limitation problem. We explain how the "scissor effect" can be realized via the proper design of topologically dark metamaterials and describe strategies for their fabrication. To validate the applicability of this effect in biosensing, we demonstrate the detection of folic acid (vitamin important for human health) in a wide 3-log linear dynamic range with a limit of detection of 0.22 nM, which is orders of magnitude better than those previously reported for all optical counterparts. Our work provides possibilities for designing and realizing plasmonic, semiconductor, and dielectric metamaterials with ultrasensitivity to binding events.

Tselikov GI, Danilov A, Shipunova VO, Deyev SM, Kabashin AV, Grigorenko AN

IBCH: 10881
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