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Themed collection Web Collection: Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS)

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Tip-enhanced Raman scattering (TERS) and high-resolution bio nano-analysis—a comparison

Tip enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS) is compared with established nanoimaging techniques. The capability to provide molecular and topographic characterization on the nanometer scale simultaneously renders this method a valuable tool in super resolution analysis.

Graphical abstract: Tip-enhanced Raman scattering (TERS) and high-resolution bio nano-analysis—a comparison
Perspective

Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy of dyes: from single molecules to the artists’ canvas

Applications of SERS to single-molecule studies and pigment identification in fibers from historical textiles.

Graphical abstract: Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy of dyes: from single molecules to the artists’ canvas
Communication

A facile chemical approach for preparing a SERS active silver substrate

A facile iodination of silver foil can boost the SERS intensity of Rhodamine 6G 29-fold after 24 h.

Graphical abstract: A facile chemical approach for preparing a SERS active silver substrate
Communication

Strong location dependent surface enhanced Raman scattering on individual gold semishell and nanobowl particles

We demonstrate strong localization of SERS on single symmetry-reduced gold semishell and nanobowl particle by the e-beam induced deposition (EBID) method.

Graphical abstract: Strong location dependent surface enhanced Raman scattering on individual gold semishell and nanobowl particles
Communication

SERS observation of soft C–H vibrational mode of bifunctional alkanethiol molecules adsorbed at Au and Agelectrodes

The soft C–H vibrational mode of alkanethiols adsorbed at Au and Ag electrodes was observed by SERS.

Graphical abstract: SERS observation of soft C–H vibrational mode of bifunctional alkanethiol molecules adsorbed at Au and Ag electrodes
Communication

Tip-enhanced Raman scattering (TERS) of oxidised glutathione on an ultraflat gold nanoplate

TERS spectra of a short immobilised peptide on a single transparent gold nanoplate are presented.

Graphical abstract: Tip-enhanced Raman scattering (TERS) of oxidised glutathione on an ultraflat gold nanoplate
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Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy with self-assembled cobaltnanoparticle chains: Comparison of theory and experiment

High quality surface Raman signals were obtained when PATP was adsorbed on a chain-like self-assembled cobalt nanoparticles surface.

Graphical abstract: Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy with self-assembled cobalt nanoparticle chains: Comparison of theory and experiment
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Raman and SERS spectroscopy of cucurbit[n]urils

We present Raman spectroscopic evidence of ring strain with size in cucurbiturils and SERS detection at the ppb level.

Graphical abstract: Raman and SERS spectroscopy of cucurbit[n]urils
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Templated fabrication of metal half-shells for surface-enhanced Raman scattering

A scalable colloidal templating approach for producing metal half-shells as efficient surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrates has been developed.

Graphical abstract: Templated fabrication of metal half-shells for surface-enhanced Raman scattering
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Chromic materials for responsive surface-enhanced resonance Raman scattering systems: a nanometric pH sensor

The potential for the incorporation of chromic materials into surface-enhanced resonance Raman scattering (SERRS) systems for ultrasensitive optical probes is demonstrated with the halochrome 4-(dimethylamino)azobenzene (methyl yellow).

Graphical abstract: Chromic materials for responsive surface-enhanced resonance Raman scattering systems: a nanometric pH sensor
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Nanospheres of silver nanoparticles: agglomeration, surface morphology control and application as SERS substrates

Silver nanospheres with special surface morphology have been synthesized and optimized for application as SERS media.

Graphical abstract: Nanospheres of silver nanoparticles: agglomeration, surface morphology control and application as SERS substrates
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Redox molecule based SERS sensors

Nanobiosensors based on wired enzymes coupled to redox molecules and integrated with SERS Au core–shell nanoparticles and ordered nanocavities.

Graphical abstract: Redox molecule based SERS sensors
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Interfacial redox processes of cytochrome b562

The interfacial redox process of cytochrome b562 immobilised on a coated electrode is analysed by (time-resolved) SERR spectroscopy.

Graphical abstract: Interfacial redox processes of cytochrome b562
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Single-molecule vibrational pumping in SERS

Single-molecule vibrational pumping in surface-enhanced Raman scattering is demonstrated rigorously using the bi-analyte method at low temperatures.

Graphical abstract: Single-molecule vibrational pumping in SERS
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High performance gold nanorods and silver nanocubes in surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy of pesticides

The behavior of Au nanorods and Ag nanocubes as analytical sensors was evaluated for three different classes of herbicides.

Graphical abstract: High performance gold nanorods and silver nanocubes in surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy of pesticides
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SERS imaging of HER2-overexpressed MCF7 cells using antibody-conjugated gold nanorods

We report the application of antibody-conjugated gold nanorods for the targeting and imaging of biomarkers expressed on cancer cells.

Graphical abstract: SERS imaging of HER2-overexpressed MCF7 cells using antibody-conjugated gold nanorods
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Ag-modified Au nanocavity SERS substrates

Renewable SERS-active substrates combining the durability and reusability of Au-nanocavity templates, with the enhanced SERS amplification factors of Ag.

Graphical abstract: Ag-modified Au nanocavity SERS substrates
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Surface-enhanced Raman scattering studies of rhodanines: evidence for substrate surface-induced dimerization

In SERS experiments employing Ag nanoparticles, rhodanine is hypothesized to form a dimeric species via the active methylene group in a process analogous to the Knoevenagel reaction.

Graphical abstract: Surface-enhanced Raman scattering studies of rhodanines: evidence for substrate surface-induced dimerization
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Investigation of particle shape and size effects in SERS using T-matrix calculations

T-matrix study of the interplay between shape and size effects on surface-enhanced Raman scattering enhancement factors.

Graphical abstract: Investigation of particle shape and size effects in SERS using T-matrix calculations
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Controlling the non-resonant chemical mechanism of SERS using a molecular photoswitch

A photoswitch can control the non-resonant chemical mechanism in SERS by altering its HOMO–LUMO gap.

Graphical abstract: Controlling the non-resonant chemical mechanism of SERS using a molecular photoswitch
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SERS enhancement by aggregated Au colloids: effect of particle size

The enhancement given by 21–146 nm monodisperse Au colloids varies significantly with diameter and is largest with 46 nm particles.

Graphical abstract: SERS enhancement by aggregated Au colloids: effect of particle size
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Water soluble SERSlabels comprising a SAM with dual spacers for controlled bioconjugation

Water soluble SERS labels comprising a SAM with dual spacers for controlled bioconjugation are presented.

Graphical abstract: Water soluble SERS labels comprising a SAM with dual spacers for controlled bioconjugation
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Silver nanoparticles self assembly as SERS substrates with near single molecule detection limit

Multiple depositions of Ag NPs on glass using a sol–gel linker yield a SERS substrate that approaches single molecule sensitivity.

Graphical abstract: Silver nanoparticles self assembly as SERS substrates with near single molecule detection limit
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Surface-enhanced Raman scattering of 5-fluorouracil adsorbed on silver nanostructures

SERS of 5-fluorouracil is analysed according to a resonant charge-transfer enhancement mechanism involving the N1 deprotonated anion.

Graphical abstract: Surface-enhanced Raman scattering of 5-fluorouracil adsorbed on silver nanostructures
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Plasmon-dispersion corrections and constraints for surface selection rules of single molecule SERS spectra

Plasmon-dispersion corrections constrain the observation of surface selection rules in single molecule SERS spectra.

Graphical abstract: Plasmon-dispersion corrections and constraints for surface selection rules of single molecule SERS spectra
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Towards a metrological determination of the performance of SERS media

Surface enhanced Raman scattering enhancement factors are investigated using optical pumping and photobleaching combined with a rigorous mathematical model.

Graphical abstract: Towards a metrological determination of the performance of SERS media
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Characteristics of surface-enhanced Raman scattering and surface-enhanced fluorescence using a single and a double layer gold nanostructure

SPR and SERS characteristics of colloidal nanoparticle-based layered gold nanostructure.

Graphical abstract: Characteristics of surface-enhanced Raman scattering and surface-enhanced fluorescence using a single and a double layer gold nanostructure
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Gated electron transfer of cytochromec6 at biomimetic interfaces: a time-resolved SERR study

Time-resolved SERR spectroelectrochemistry studies demonstrate that the heterogeneous electron transfer of cytochrome c6 on biomimetic electrodes follows a gated mechanism.

Graphical abstract: Gated electron transfer of cytochromec6 at biomimetic interfaces: a time-resolved SERR study
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Self-assembly of α,ω-aliphatic diamines on Ag nanoparticles as an effective localized surface plasmon nanosensor based in interparticle hot spots

The self-assembly of α,ω-aliphatic diamines on Ag nanoparticles was studied by surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectroscopy and plasmon resonance. The analytical potential of these mixed systems was demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembly of α,ω-aliphatic diamines on Ag nanoparticles as an effective localized surface plasmon nanosensor based in interparticle hot spots
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Influence of the close sphere interaction on the surface plasmon resonance absorption peak

Optical effects of agglomeration for small noble metal nanoparticle colloids are accurately calculated. Information about the surface plasmon resonance, electric field enhancement and surface charge distribution effects have been determined.

Graphical abstract: Influence of the close sphere interaction on the surface plasmon resonance absorption peak
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Probing the surface-enhanced Raman scattering properties of Au–Ag nanocages at two different excitation wavelengths

The surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) of Au–Ag nanocages is investigated with two excitation wavelengths and reveals synergistic dependencies between metal composition, plasmon damping and SERS intensities.

Graphical abstract: Probing the surface-enhanced Raman scattering properties of Au–Ag nanocages at two different excitation wavelengths
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The effect of surface roughness on the plasmonic response of individual sub-micron gold spheres

Single particle Rayleigh scattering studies reveal that nanoscale surface roughness strongly affects the plasmon resonance of gold nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: The effect of surface roughness on the plasmonic response of individual sub-micron gold spheres
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Self-assembly of a dithiocarbamate calix[4]arene on Ag nanoparticles and its application in the fabrication of surface-enhanced Raman scattering based nanosensors

The functionalization of Ag nanoparticles and its application in the detection of pyrene was studied by surface-enhanced Raman scattering.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembly of a dithiocarbamate calix[4]arene on Ag nanoparticles and its application in the fabrication of surface-enhanced Raman scattering based nanosensors
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