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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 18 — Aug. 29, 2011
  • pp: 17092–17098

Plasmonic coupling of silver nanoparticles covered by hydrogen-terminated graphene for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy

Chih-Yi Liu, Keng-Chih Liang, Waileong Chen, Chia-hao Tu, Chuan-Pu Liu, and Yonhua Tzeng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 18, pp. 17092-17098 (2011)

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We report on strong plasmonic coupling from silver nanoparticles covered by hydrogen-terminated chemically vapor deposited single-layer graphene, and its effects on the detection and identification of adenine molecules through surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). The high resistivity of the graphene after subjecting to remote plasma hydrogenation allows plasmonic coupling induced strong local electromagnetic fields among the silver nanoparticles to penetrate the graphene, and thus enhances the SERS efficiency of adenine molecules adsorbed on the film. The graphene layer protects the nanoparticles from reactive and harsh environments and provides a chemically inert and biocompatible carbon surface for SERS applications.

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OCIS Codes
(230.0250) Optical devices : Optoelectronics
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures
(240.6695) Optics at surfaces : Surface-enhanced Raman scattering

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: July 15, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 11, 2011
Published: August 16, 2011

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Chih-Yi Liu, Keng-Chih Liang, Waileong Chen, Chia-hao Tu, Chuan-Pu Liu, and Yonhua Tzeng, "Plasmonic coupling of silver nanoparticles covered by hydrogen-terminated graphene for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy," Opt. Express 19, 17092-17098 (2011)

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