Au nanoparticles on graphitic petal arrays for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy

Chandra Sekhar Rout, Anurag Kumar, Guoping Xiong, Joseph Irudayaraj, Timothy S. Fisher

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We report a unique substrate for surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) based on Au nanoparticle-decorated, thin graphitic petals. The petals were grown on Si substrates by microwave plasma chemical vapor deposition without catalyst, followed by Au nanoparticle decoration on the oxygen plasma-treated petals by electrodeposition. The substrates possess high surface area and sharp nanoscale features that enable high SERS sensitivity to detect 1× 10 -7 M rhodamine 6G in methanol solution. The obtained SERS enhancement is comparable to the best values reported in the literature and is determined to result from high surface area and increased density of Au nanoparticles on the petal surfaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number133108
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number13
StatePublished - Sep 27 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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