Measurement of the distribution of site enhancements in surface-enhanced Raman scattering.

@article{Fang2008MeasurementOT,
  title={Measurement of the distribution of site enhancements in surface-enhanced Raman scattering.},
  author={Ying Fang and Nak-Hyun Seong and Dana D. Dlott},
  journal={Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={321 5887},
  pages={388-92}
}
On nanotextured noble-metal surfaces, surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) is observed, where Raman scattering is enhanced by a factor, G, that is frequently about one million, but underlying the factor G is a broad distribution of local enhancement factors, eta. We have measured this distribution for benzenethiolate molecules on a 330-nanometer silver-coated nanosphere lattice using incident light of wavelength 532 nanometers. A series of laser pulses with increasing electric fields burned… CONTINUE READING