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Heterogeneous gap-mode nanostructure for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopic evaluation of charge transfer between noble metal nanoparticles and formaldehyde vapor

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Abstract

Gap-mode nanostructures offer a reliable, scalable and controllable Raman substrate with high signal enhancement, and they are widely used in surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Heterogeneous gap-mode structures composed of different types of nanoparticles with the underlying substrate have been studied only in terms of understanding the electromagnetic field enhancement mechanism up to now, just by focusing on the role of hot spot as enhancing the Raman signal itself. In this study, gold and platinum nanoparticle-based heterogeneous gap-mode structures were fabricated on gold surface, and used to evaluate minute changes in the surface charged state (surface potential) of the nanoparticle interacting with different organic vapors. By monitoring the surface-enhanced Raman signal change of isonitrile probes in the hot spot, it was revealed that gold and platinum nanoparticles show opposite directions of charge transfer over the same formaldehyde treatment. This strategy offers a new way to evaluate the charge transfer phenomenon between organic vapor and nanoparticles, which is especially important in catalytic application, using conventional surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy.

Graphical abstract: Heterogeneous gap-mode nanostructure for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopic evaluation of charge transfer between noble metal nanoparticles and formaldehyde vapor

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The article was received on 13 Aug 2018, accepted on 29 Sep 2018 and first published on 01 Oct 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8NR06532B
Citation: Nanoscale, 2018, Advance Article
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    Heterogeneous gap-mode nanostructure for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopic evaluation of charge transfer between noble metal nanoparticles and formaldehyde vapor

    D. Shin, Nanoscale, 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8NR06532B

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