Aggregation kinetics of SERS-active nanoparticles in thermally stirred sessile droplets.

The aggregation kinetics of silver nanoparticles in sessile droplets were investigated both experimentally and through numerical simulations as a function of temperature gradient and evaporation rate, in order to determine the hydrodynamic and aggregation parameters that lead to optimal surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopic (SERS) detection. Thermal… CONTINUE READING