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Laser induced SERS switching using plasmonic heating of PNIPAM coated HGNs

Kearns, H. and Shand, N. C. and Faulds, K. and Graham, D. (2015) Laser induced SERS switching using plasmonic heating of PNIPAM coated HGNs. Chemical Communications, 51 (38). pp. 8138-8141. ISSN 1359-7345

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This is the first report of SERS switching ‘on and off’ using laser induced plasmonic heating of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM) coated hollow gold nanoshells (HGNs). The degree of Raman enhancement for these thermosensitive SERS nanotags was controlled by plasmonic tuning of the properties of the HGNs.