Slanted Ag-Al alloy nanorods arrays for highly active and stable surface-enhanced Raman scattering substrates.

@article{Liu2019SlantedAA,
  title={Slanted Ag-Al alloy nanorods arrays for highly active and stable surface-enhanced Raman scattering substrates.},
  author={Yuehua Liu and Lingwei Ma and Sumeng Zou and Fengtong Zhao and Yanfeng Wang and Yunhan Ling and Zhengjun Zhang},
  journal={Nanotechnology},
  year={2019},
  volume={30 23},
  pages={
          235703
        }
}
Aluminum has been established as an earth-abundant and low-cost alternative to gold and silver for plasmonic applications. Particularly, aluminum largely tends to combines with oxygen compared with silver. Here, a simple glancing angle deposition technique is presented to prepare Ag-Al alloy nanorods (NRs) with a small amount of aluminum. The effect of aluminum is to combine oxygen or corroded substances under certain conditions, such as in the air and in etchants. Beside this, owing to the… CONTINUE READING