OSA's Digital Library

Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

| EXPLORING THE INTERFACE OF LIGHT AND BIOMEDICINE

  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 6, Iss. 7 — Jul. 27, 2011

Synthesis and Characterization of Gold Nanoparticles Coated with Ultrathin and Chemically Inert Dielectric Shells for SHINERS Applications

Jian-Feng Li, Song-Bo Li, Jason R. Anema, Zhi-Lin Yang, Yi-Fan Huang, Yong Ding, Yuan-Fei Wu, Xiao-Shun Zhou, De-Yin Wu, Bin Ren, Zhong-Lin Wang, and Zhong-Qun Tian

Applied Spectroscopy, Vol. 65, Issue 6, pp. 620-626 (2011)


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (1600 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations
  • Export Citation/Save Click for help

Abstract

We very recently reported a new spectroscopic application for expanding the versatility of surface Raman called “shell-isolated nanoparticle-enhanced Raman spectroscopy” or “SHINERS”. The most important and most difficult part of the SHINERS experiment is the effective transfer of the strong electromagnetic field from a gold core through the isolating silica or alumina shell to the probed surface. For this it is essential that the chemically inert dielectric shell be ultrathin (2–5 nm) yet pinhole-free. Herein we describe experimental and theoretical aspects of our SHINERS method in more detail. We provide a protocol for the synthesis and characterization of optimized shell-isolated nanoparticles (SHINs), and we examine the advantages of SHINERS nanoparticles over bare gold nanoparticles. We also present high-quality Raman spectra obtained from gold and platinum single-crystal surfaces in an electrochemical environment by our SHINERS technique. SHINERS is a simple and cost-effective approach that expands the flexibility of surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) for an unprecedented diversity of applications in materials and surface sciences.

Virtual Issues
Vol. 6, Iss. 7 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Jian-Feng Li, Song-Bo Li, Jason R. Anema, Zhi-Lin Yang, Yi-Fan Huang, Yong Ding, Yuan-Fei Wu, Xiao-Shun Zhou, De-Yin Wu, Bin Ren, Zhong-Lin Wang, and Zhong-Qun Tian, "Synthesis and Characterization of Gold Nanoparticles Coated with Ultrathin and Chemically Inert Dielectric Shells for SHINERS Applications," Appl. Spectrosc. 65, 620-626 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=as-65-6-620


Sort:  Journal  |  Reset

References

References are not available for this paper.

Cited By

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited