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Quantitative surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy

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The purpose of this tutorial review is to show how surface-enhanced Raman (SERS) and resonance Raman (SERRS) spectroscopy have evolved to the stage where they can be used as a quantitative analytical technique. SER(R)S has enormous potential for a range of applications where high sensitivity needs to be combined with good discrimination between molecular targets, particularly since low cost, compact spectrometers can read the high signal levels that SER(R)S typically provides. These advantages over conventional Raman measurements come at the cost of increased complexity and this review discusses the factors that need to be controlled to generate stable and reproducible SER(R)S calibrations.

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The article was received on 04 Dec 2007 and first published on 04 Apr 2008

Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/B705965P
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2008,37, 1012-1024
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    Quantitative surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy

    S. E. J. Bell and N. M. S. Sirimuthu, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2008, 37, 1012
    DOI: 10.1039/B705965P

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