Raman spectroscopy is plagued by low signal. Shape-controlled gold nanorods with infrared plasmon resonances were used for enhancement of the Raman signal of aminothiophenol (p-MA), resulting in nonlinear characteristics and a maximum enhancement ~10<sup>5</sup>/molecule.
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K. C. Black, C. Juncker, T. Troutman, J. Simmons, and M. Romanowski, "Using Shape-Controlled Gold Nanorods for Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS)," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper FThO3.
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