Bottom-up optimization of SERS hot-spots

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The bottom-up optimization of signal-to-noise ratios for SERS tags employing SAMSA fluorescein as the reporter was achieved using a bifunctional linker with low Raman cross section. By holding the nanoparticles at subnanometer separation, the linker allowed us to optimize the hot-spot thereby significantly reducing the fluorescence background. 2012

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9346-9348
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number75
StatePublished - Aug 22 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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