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Dispersible Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Nanosheets

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  • Kyle D. Osberg,

    1. Department of Chemistry and International, Institute for Nanotechnology, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
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    1. These authors contributed equally to this work.
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  • Matthew Rycenga,

    1. Department of Chemistry and International, Institute for Nanotechnology, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Current affiliation:
    1. These authors contributed equally to this work.
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  • Gilles R. Bourret,

    1. Department of Chemistry and International, Institute for Nanotechnology, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
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  • Keith A. Brown,

    1. Department of Chemistry and International, Institute for Nanotechnology, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
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  • Chad A. Mirkin

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, 2220 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    2. Department of Chemistry and International, Institute for Nanotechnology, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    • Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, 2220 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208, USA.
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Abstract

Ultrathin and flexible silica nanosheets, synthesized with gold nanorod dimers embedded uniformly throughout, can be dispersed in solution and deposited onto arbitrary surfaces. These novel materials conform and maintain the as-synthesized density of dimers, allowing them to be used reliably in labeling and detection applications.

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