A study on the spectral characteristics of surface enhanced Raman scattering based on far-Field extinction and near-field electromagnetic field intensity of 2D nanostructures

Keng H. Hsu, Nicholas Fang, Kin Hung Fung

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A new solid-state electrochemical patterning technique was applied to fabrication of high-resolution silver bowtie antennas and hexagonal arrays. These silver nanofeatures were used to investigate the relation among surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) enhancement factor (EF), extinction, local electromagnetic (EM) fieldmaxima of the features. It is found that spectral extinction property or the plasmonic resonance of a given SERS substrate alone is not sufficient for determining optimal EF; the number of points of high local EMfield, or 'hot spots', and the distribution of those high-field spots, too, play a role.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-63
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Raman Spectroscopy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2014


  • Electromagnetic
  • Field enhancement
  • Plasmonics
  • SERS
  • Solid-state electrochemical stamping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Spectroscopy

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