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Nanoaggregates formed by metal spheres of different radii and interparticle distances represent finite, deterministic, self-similar systems that efficiently concentrate optical fields and act as "nanolenses". Here we verify experimentally the theoretical concept of nanolenses and explore their potential as enhancing nanostructures in surface enhanced Raman(More)
Description: Surface–enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) has flourished for nearly four decades and today it is a vibrant, quintessential embodiment of nanoscience and nanotechnology with a broad range of applications. The current level of understanding of SERS is now well advanced and as a consequence researchers are beginning to formulate strategies for(More)
The MIT Faculty has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. Abstract. Enkephalin, an endogeneous substance in the human brain showing morphine-like biological functions, has been detected at the single molecule level based on the surface-enhanced Raman signal of the ring breathing mode of(More)
Strongly enhanced and spatially confined near-fields in the vicinity of plasmonic nanostructures open up exciting new capabilities for photon-driven processes and particularly also for optical spectroscopy. Surface enhanced Raman signatures of single molecules can provide us with important information about the optical near-field. We discuss one- and(More)
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