Colloidal gold particles (11.2 nm) were coated with platinum overlayers, resulting in bimetallic particles with 1-8 mol% Pt. These particles were characterized using electron microscopy, energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy and electrochemistry confirming the Au-Pt core-shell structure. The UV-visible spectra showed only minimal red shifts with increasing Pt content. The Raman spectra, on the other hand, changed dramatically with slight increases in Pt, resulting in a loss of appreciable surface-enhancement effects by 4 mol% Pt.
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