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Silver nanostructures have been considered as promising substrates for surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) with extremely high sensitivity. The applications, however, are hindered by the facts that their morphology can be easily destroyed due to the low melting points (~100 °C) and their surfaces are readily oxidized/sulfured in air, thus losing the(More)
TiO2-coated Ag nanorods (Ag@TiO2 NRs) have been fabricated as multifunctional surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrates. Uniform TiO2 shells could sufficiently protect the internal Ag NRs against oxidation and sulfuration, thus the temporal stability of SERS substrates was markedly improved. Meanwhile, due to the synergetic effect between(More)
In the field of plasmonics, the nanogap effect is often related to one aspect like the near-field enhancement at a single excitation wavelength or the far-field resonance shift. In this study, taking full advantage of finite element method (FEM) calculations, we present a comprehensive and quantitative analysis of the nanogap effect on the plasmonic(More)
Surface-enhanced Raman scattering has been proven a powerful means in the fast detection and recognition of chemicals at trace levels, while quantitative analysis especially the compositional analysis of trace chemical mixtures remains a challenge. We report here a "triangle-rule" based on the principal component analysis (PCA) of surface-enhanced Raman(More)
By three-dimensional (3D) finite element method (FEM) plasmon mapping, gradual plasmon evolutions of both bonding dipole plasmon (BDP) and charge transfer plasmon (CTP) modes are visualized. In particular, the evolved BDP mode provides a physical insight into the rapid degeneration of electromagnetic hot spots in practical applications, while the rising CTP(More)
Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) effect is quite preferred to detect trace pollutants, and reusable SERS substrate is of important practical value. In this research, a kind of effective SiO2 nanorods (NRs)@ Au nanoparticles (NPs) substrate was fabricated completely with physical methods, and it was quite sensitive so that 1 × 10(-6) M(More)
Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) technology combines with chemometric method of principal component analysis (PCA) was used to calculate the composition of chemical mixtures in solution. We reported here that there exists composition discrepancy between molecules in solution and molecules adsorbed on Ag@Al2O3 nanorods substrates due to difference in(More)
For the attractive plasmonic structure consisting of metal nanoparticles (NPs) on a mirror, the coexistence of near-field NP-NP and NP-mirror couplings is numerically studied at normal incidence. By mapping their 3D surface charge distributions directly, we have demonstrated two different kinds of mirror-induced bonding dipole plasmon modes and confirmed(More)
High-temperature surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) sensing is significant for practical detections, and pinhole-containing (PC) metal@oxide structures possessing both enhanced thermal stability and superior SERS sensitivity are served as promising SERS sensors at extreme sensing conditions. Through tuning the Al2O3 precursors' exposure time during(More)
Considering the nanogap and lattice effects, there is an attractive structure in plasmonics: closely spaced metallic nanoarrays. In this work, we demonstrate experimentally and theoretically the lattice coupling of multipole plasmon modes for closely spaced gold nanorod arrays, offering a new insight into the higher order cavity modes coupled with each(More)