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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 5 — Mar. 11, 2013
  • pp: 6547–6554

Surface-enhanced Raman scattering of graphene with photo-assisted-synthesized gold nanoparticles

Cheng-En Cheng, Chi-Yuan Lin, Hao-Yu Chang, Chen-Han Huang, Hsing-Ying Lin, Chia-Hao Chen, Chia-Chen Hsu, Chen-Shiung Chang, and Forest Shih Sen Chien  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 5, pp. 6547-6554 (2013)

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This paper presents a convenient and reliable method to prepare gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) on graphene. Photo-assisted synthesis (PAS) was employed to grow AuNPs in AuCl4 electrolyte on graphene. The size of AuNPs could be as large as 130 nm. This optical method had a steady growth rate of AuNPs. The distribution of AuNPs was well controlled by focusing the laser for PAS. The minimum diameter of the distribution was approximately 1 μm. Surface-enhanced Raman scattering of graphene due to AuNPs was observed. Electrical fields near AuNPs calculated by the finite-difference time-domain algorithm ensured that the Raman enhancement was attributed to the localized surface plasmons of AuNPs.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3450) Lasers and laser optics : Laser-induced chemistry
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials
(240.6695) Optics at surfaces : Surface-enhanced Raman scattering

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: November 27, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 17, 2013
Published: March 8, 2013

Cheng-En Cheng, Chi-Yuan Lin, Hao-Yu Chang, Chen-Han Huang, Hsing-Ying Lin, Chia-Hao Chen, Chia-Chen Hsu, Chen-Shiung Chang, and Forest Shih Sen Chien, "Surface-enhanced Raman scattering of graphene with photo-assisted-synthesized gold nanoparticles," Opt. Express 21, 6547-6554 (2013)

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