A study of the Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) from micrometric metallic nanoparticle aggregates is presented. The sample is obtained from the self-assembly on glass slides of micro-clusters of silver nanoparticles (60 and 100 nm diameter), functionalized with the organic molecule 4-aminothiophenol in water solution. For nanoparticle clusters at the micron scale, a maximum enhancement factor of 109 is estimated from the SERS over the Raman intensity ratio normalized to the single molecule contribution. Atomic force microscopy, correlated to spatially resolved Raman measurements, allows highlighting the connection between morphology and efficiency of the plasmonic system. The correlation between geometric features and SERS response of the metallic structures reveals a linear trend of the cluster maximum scattered intensity as a function of the surface area of the aggregate. On given clusters, the intensity turns out to be also influenced by the number of stacking planes of the aggregate, thus suggesting a plasmonic waveguide effect. The linear dependence results weakened for the largest area clusters, suggesting 30 lm2 as the upper limit for exploiting the coherence over large scale of the plasmonic response.

Dimensional scale effects on surface enhanced Raman scattering efficiency of selfassembled silver nanoparticle clusters / Fasolato, Claudia; Domenici, Fabio; Sennato, Simona; Mura, Francesco; L., De Angelis; F., Luongo; Costantini, Francesca; Bordi, Federico; Postorino, Paolo. - In: APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS. - ISSN 0003-6951. - STAMPA. - (2014), pp. 073105-1-073105-4. [10.1063/1.4893373]

Dimensional scale effects on surface enhanced Raman scattering efficiency of selfassembled silver nanoparticle clusters

FASOLATO, CLAUDIA;DOMENICI, FABIO;SENNATO, Simona;MURA, FRANCESCO;COSTANTINI, FRANCESCA;BORDI, FEDERICO;POSTORINO, Paolo
2014

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A study of the Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) from micrometric metallic nanoparticle aggregates is presented. The sample is obtained from the self-assembly on glass slides of micro-clusters of silver nanoparticles (60 and 100 nm diameter), functionalized with the organic molecule 4-aminothiophenol in water solution. For nanoparticle clusters at the micron scale, a maximum enhancement factor of 109 is estimated from the SERS over the Raman intensity ratio normalized to the single molecule contribution. Atomic force microscopy, correlated to spatially resolved Raman measurements, allows highlighting the connection between morphology and efficiency of the plasmonic system. The correlation between geometric features and SERS response of the metallic structures reveals a linear trend of the cluster maximum scattered intensity as a function of the surface area of the aggregate. On given clusters, the intensity turns out to be also influenced by the number of stacking planes of the aggregate, thus suggesting a plasmonic waveguide effect. The linear dependence results weakened for the largest area clusters, suggesting 30 lm2 as the upper limit for exploiting the coherence over large scale of the plasmonic response.
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