Surface plasmon resonance (SPR)

Surface plasmon resonance (SPR)

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Surface plasmon resonance is a method for investigating processes at metal / air or metal / liquid interfaces. Changes in the refractive index up to a depth of a few are recorded 100nm over the metal film. Such an analyte can be detected with the help of a recognition structure.


  • Total reflection of light polarized parallel to the plane of incidence on a metal layer applied to a prism
  • Excitation of a plasmon on the metal surface facing away from the prism
  • Wavelength or angle-dependent detection of the intensity of the reflected light


Displacement of the plasmon as a function of the effective refractive index

Video: Surface Plasmon Resonance Explained (May 2022).