By Topic

Methodologies for Developing Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) Substrates for Detection of Chemical and Biological Molecules

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

6 Author(s)
Anuj Dhawan ; U. S. Army Research Office, Durham, NC, USA ; Yan Du ; Fei Yan ; Michael D. Gerhold
more authors

This paper describes methodologies for developing efficient surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrates such as annealing thin gold films for developing gold nanoislands, fabrication of nanopillars arrays and roughened films by employing focused ion beam (FIB) milling of gold films, as well as overcoating deep-UV-fabricated silicon nanowires with a layer of gold film. Excitation of surface plasmons in these gold nanostructures leads to substantial enhancement in the Raman scattering signal obtained from molecules lying in the vicinity of the nanostructure surface. In this paper, we perform comparative studies of SERS signals from molecules such as p-mercaptobenzoic acid and cresyl fast violet attached to or adsorbed on various gold SERS substrates. It was observed that gold-coated silicon nanowire substrates and annealed gold island substrates provided considerably higher SERS signals as compared to those from the FIB patterned substrates and planar gold films. The SERS substrates developed by the different processes were employed for detection of biological molecules such as dipicolinic acid, an excellent marker for spores of bacteria such as Anthrax.

Published in:

IEEE Sensors Journal  (Volume:10 ,  Issue: 3 )