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SERS Effects in Silver-Decorated Cylindrical Nanopores



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Optimization of pore diameter, the placement of nanoparticles, and the transmission of surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrates are found to be very critical for achieving high SERS activity in porous alumina-membrane-based substrates. SERS substrates with a pore diameter of 355 nm incorporating silver nanoparticles show very high SERS activity with enhancement factors of 1010.