Chemical mapping of a single molecule by plasmon-enhanced Raman scattering

@article{Zhang2013ChemicalMO,
  title={Chemical mapping of a single molecule by plasmon-enhanced Raman scattering},
  author={R. Zhang and Y. Q. Zhang and Zhenchao Dong and Shaolong Jiang and C. Zhang and L G Chen and L. D. Zhang and Yuan Liao and Javier Aizpurua and Y Luo and J. L. Yang and J. G. Hou},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2013},
  volume={498},
  pages={82-86}
}
Visualizing individual molecules with chemical recognition is a longstanding target in catalysis, molecular nanotechnology and biotechnology. Molecular vibrations provide a valuable ‘fingerprint’ for such identification. Vibrational spectroscopy based on tip-enhanced Raman scattering allows us to access the spectral signals of molecular species very efficiently via the strong localized plasmonic fields produced at the tip apex. However, the best spatial resolution of the tip-enhanced Raman… 
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