Femtosecond laser-nanostructured substrates for surface-enhanced Raman scattering


E. D. Diebold, N. H. Mack, S. K. Doorn, and E. Mazur. 2009. “Femtosecond laser-nanostructured substrates for surface-enhanced Raman scattering.” Langmuir, 25, Pp. 1790–1794. Publisher's Version


We present a new type of surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrate that exhibits extremely large and uniform cross-section enhancements over a macroscopic (greater than 25 mm2) area. The substrates are fabricated using a femtosecond laser nanostructuring process, followed by thermal deposition of silver. SERS signals from adsorbed molecules show a spatially uniform enhancement factor of approximately 107. Spectroscopic characterization of these substrates suggests their potential for use in few or single-molecule Raman spectroscopy.
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