SERS: Highly-Ordered, 3D Petal-Like Array for Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (Small 13/2011)

Authors

  • Chuang Qian,

    1. National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Micro/Nano Fabrication, Institute of Microelectronics, Peking University, Beijing, 100871, P.R. China
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  • Chao Ni,

    1. National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Micro/Nano Fabrication, Institute of Microelectronics, Peking University, Beijing, 100871, P.R. China
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  • Wenxuan Yu,

    1. National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Micro/Nano Fabrication, Institute of Microelectronics, Peking University, Beijing, 100871, P.R. China
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  • Wengang Wu,

    Corresponding author
    1. National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Micro/Nano Fabrication, Institute of Microelectronics, Peking University, Beijing, 100871, P.R. China
    • National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Micro/Nano Fabrication, Institute of Microelectronics, Peking University, Beijing, 100871, P.R. China.
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  • Haiyang Mao,

    1. National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Micro/Nano Fabrication, Institute of Microelectronics, Peking University, Beijing, 100871, P.R. China
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  • Yifei Wang,

    1. National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Micro/Nano Fabrication, Institute of Microelectronics, Peking University, Beijing, 100871, P.R. China
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  • Jun Xu

    1. Electron Microscopy Laboratory, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing, 100871, P.R. China
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Abstract

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Despite the great potential of the application of surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS), the difficulty in fabricating suitable SERS substrates is still a challenge. Based on the self-assembly of silica nanoparticles, the image shows a highly ordered, 3D petallike arrayed structure that serves as a promising SERS substrate because of both its high reproducibility and enormous SERS enhancement. Such a novel structure is easily achieved by anisotropically etching a self-assembled bilayer of silica nanoparticles followed by metal deposition. The spatially average SERS enhancement factor is on the order of 5×107, and the local enhancement factor is much higher; both factors can be improved further by optimizing parameters. For more information, please read the Full Paper “Highly-Ordered, 3D Petal-Like Array for Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering” by W. Wu and co-workers, beginning on page 1800.

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