Surface-enhanced raman scattering-based plasmonic sensors

Sachin Kumar Srivastava, Ibrahim Abdulhalim

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This chapter introduces surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), and discusses the role of electromagnetic enhancement due to plasmonic coupling. It presents the role of plasmonic nanostructure optimization in maximizing the SERS signal through an example of plasmonic nanosculptured thin films (nSTFs). Plasmons are the quanta of collective longitudinal oscillations of free electrons in bulk metals. Plasmonic nSTFs are basically porous films of plasmonic metals, which possess generally nanorod-like structures. Though Raman scattering is a wavelength-independent phenomenon, SERS enhancement depends on the resonant excitation of the plasmonic nanostructures along with the Stokes frequencies. Gold nanostructures connected to single-stranded DNA can be useful as micro-SERS probes for reaching ultra-low limits of detection.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlasmonics-Based Optical Sensors and Detectors
EditorsJin Li, Anuj K Sharma, Banshi D. Gupta
PublisherJenny Stanford Publishing
Number of pages35
ISBN (Electronic)9781003438304
ISBN (Print)9789814968850
StatePublished - 24 Aug 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (all)
  • Materials Science (all)
  • Physics and Astronomy (all)


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