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Enhancing the SERS properties of nanoworms by matrix formation

Xie, Hai-nan and Larmour, Iain A. and Smith, W. Ewen and Faulds, Karen and Graham, Duncan (2012) Enhancing the SERS properties of nanoworms by matrix formation. Analyst, 137 (10). pp. 2297-2299. ISSN 0003-2654

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Abstract

A highly SERS-active substrate was fabricated by trapping gold "nanoworms" on commercially available filter membranes providing significant enhancement of the Raman signal as a result of the remarkable electromagnetic couplings induced by the dense packing. The resultant substrate provides a simple and cost-effective porous SERS surface for use and quantitative analytical procedures.