Metal nanoparticles for nano-imaging and nano-analysis.

  title={Metal nanoparticles for nano-imaging and nano-analysis.},
  author={Jun Ando and Taka-aki Yano and Katsumasa Fujita and Satoshi Kawata},
  journal={Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP},
  volume={15 33},
Metal nanoparticles have recently emerged as ubiquitous surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) agents for nano-imaging and nano-analysis. These applications make use of the unique optical properties of metal nanoparticles to enhance the efficiency of Raman scattering, whereas the small size of the nanoparticles localizes the enhanced Raman scattering at the nanoscale. In this perspective, we review the recent progress in SERS nano-imaging and nano-spectroscopy using metal nanoparticles… CONTINUE READING