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Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) on transition metal and semiconductor nanostructures

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Abstract

Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) spectroscopy has experienced a rapid growth over the past 30 years, and has become a valuable tool in various research areas. In conjunction with recent explosive development of nanoscience and nanotechnology, the SERS-active substrates have also expanded from traditional Group 11 metals (Au, Ag, Cu) to non-Group 11 nanostructures. This paper gives an overview of historical advances in the use of non-Group 11 nanostructures as substrates for SERS. Several possible mechanisms and important factors for SERS from non-Group 11 nanostructures are discussed in detail. The SERS from non-Group 11 nanostructures provides many significant applications in surface, interface analysis and biochemical detection. It is reasonable to believe that the advancement in the non-Group 11 nanostructures-based SERS-active substrates will lead to a more promising future for the SERS technology in surface science, spectroscopy and biomedicine.

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The article was received on 10 Jan 2012, accepted on 07 Feb 2012 and first published on 24 Feb 2012


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C2CP40080D
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012,14, 5891-5901
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    Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) on transition metal and semiconductor nanostructures

    X. Wang, W. Shi, G. She and L. Mu, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012, 14, 5891
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CP40080D

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