Heat-induced morphological control of gold nanoparticle films for surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) measurements

Mototsugu Suzuki, Yasuro Niidome, Sunao Yamada

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Abstract

Gold nanosphere (NS) films with different morphologies were prepared on glass substrates, by salting-out the colloidal solution with NaOH or NaClO4, and subsequent annealing at 100-150 °C. Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectra of rhodamine 6G (R6G) were measured by casting the R6G solution or by dipping into the R6G solution. Annealing at elevated temperatures certainly enhanced the SERS signal, though the optimum annealing temperature was different with the initial morphology of the NS film. The NS film prepared from NaClO4 and annealed at 100 °C gave the largest SERS signal in this study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)388-394
Number of pages7
JournalColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Volume284-285
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 15 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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