Extending SERS into the infrared with gold nanosphere dimers

Martin G. Blaber, George C Schatz

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Here we discuss some of the challenges of using dimers of spheres for SERS at long wavelengths. We show that the field enhancement in the gap between two spheres scales with a local surface plasmon metric, effectively limiting the range of wavelengths for which the largest SERS enhancements can be obtained for this class of structures to the near-IR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3769-3771
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Apr 7 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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