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Plasmon enhanced spectroscopy

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Surface enhanced spectroscopy encompasses a broad field of linear and nonlinear optical techniques that arose with the discovery of the surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) effect. SERS enabled ultrasensitive and single molecule detection with molecular fingerprint specificity, opening the door for a large variety of chemical sensing applications. Basically, from the beginning it was realized that the necessary condition for SERS to be observed was the presence of a metallic nanostructure, and with this condition, the optical enhancement found a home in the field of plasmonics. Although plasmonic practitioners claim that SERS is “the most spectacular application of plasmonics”, perhaps it is more appropriate to say that the spectacular development of plasmonics is due to SERS. Here is a brief recollection from surface enhanced spectroscopy to plasmon enhanced spectroscopy.

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The article was received on 18 Nov 2012, accepted on 20 Feb 2013 and first published on 21 Feb 2013

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C3CP44103B
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013,15, 5355-5363
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    Plasmon enhanced spectroscopy

    R. F. Aroca, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013, 15, 5355
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CP44103B

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