Controlled side-by-side assembly of gold nanorods and dye molecules into polymer-wrapped SERRS-active clusters

Mclintock, Alison and Hunt, Nathan and Wark, Alastair (2011) Controlled side-by-side assembly of gold nanorods and dye molecules into polymer-wrapped SERRS-active clusters. Chemical Communications, 47 (13). pp. 3757-3759.

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    Abstract

    The controlled side-by-side assembly of gold nanorods in solution together with Raman reporter dye molecules to create small SERRS-active clusters stabilised by a surrounding polymer layer is demonstrated. This promising new class of nanotags offers several advantages over spherical nanoparticles for bioimaging and is of potential importance for a wide range of plasmon-enhanced spectroscopies and can also serve as building blocks for more complex solution-phase nanostructures.