Surface Induced Resonant Raman Scattering (SIRRS)

Shlomo Efrima, Horia Metiu

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We use a classical theory to propose a possible explanation for the cause of the enhancement of the intensity of Raman scattering by adsorbed molecules. We arrive at the conclusion that this effect may be due to a surface induced resonant Raman scattering. The dependence of the scattering intensity on the frequency of the incident light and the reasons for the different "enhancing efficiency" of various metals is analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-432
Number of pages16
JournalSurface Science
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 2 Feb 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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