We demonstrate a surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrate consisting of SiO2-Ag "post-cap" nanostructures with an underlying silver film. Optimized coupling between free-standing Ag caps and the underlying silver film results in a maximum enhancement factor of 2.38×109.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCLEO
Subtitle of host publicationScience and Innovations, CLEO_SI 2011
StatePublished - 2011
EventCLEO: Science and Innovations, CLEO_SI 2011 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: May 1 2011May 6 2011


OtherCLEO: Science and Innovations, CLEO_SI 2011
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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