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Optofluidic platforms based on surface-enhanced Raman scattering

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We report recent progress in the development of surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)-based optofluidic platforms for the fast and sensitive detection of chemical and biological analytes. In the current context, a SERS-based optofluidic platform is defined as an integrated analytical device composed of a microfluidic element and a sensitive Raman spectrometer. Optofluidic devices for SERS detection normally involve nanocolloid-based microfluidic systems or metal nanostructure-embedded microfluidic systems. In the current review, recent advances in both approaches are surveyed and assessed. Additionally, integrated real-time sensing systems that combine portable Raman spectrometers with microfluidic devices are also reviewed. Such real-time sensing systems have significant utility in environmental monitoring, forensic science and homeland defense applications.

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The article was received on 21 Sep 2009, accepted on 22 Dec 2009 and first published on 18 Jan 2010

Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/B919584J
Analyst, 2010,135, 837-844

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    Optofluidic platforms based on surface-enhanced Raman scattering

    C. Lim, J. Hong, B. G. Chung, A. J. deMello and J. Choo, Analyst, 2010, 135, 837
    DOI: 10.1039/B919584J

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