The role of surface roughness in surface enhanced raman spectroscopy (SERS): the importance of multiple plasmon resonances

Uri Laor, George C Schatz

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The interaction of light with clusters and random distributions of metal hemispheroids on a perfect conducting flat surface is studied. Significant SERS enhancements are found to arise from multiple plasmon contributions to the surface electromagnetic fields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)566-570
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 15 1981


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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