Chimie douce preparation of reproducible silver coatings for SERS applications

Alexander V. Sidorov, Anastasia V. Grigorieva, Anastasia E. Goldt, Olga E. Eremina, Irina A. Veselova, Sergey V. Savilov, Eugene A. Goodilin

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A new soft chemistry preparation method of submicron - thick porous coatings of metallic silver is suggested for possible surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) applications. The method is based on facile deposition of diamminesilver (I) aerosols forming instantly a nanostructured layer by fast decomposition and self-reduction of [Ag(NH3)2]+ aqueous solutions onto surfaces of inorganic substrates under mild conditions of 280-300°C in air. A strong difference in overall microstructures and related SERS signals of model analytes is found for substrates with different deposition time and in comparison with a standard magnetron deposition technique. It is demonstrated that the suggested method is predominant for formation of robust SERS substrates with a stable and reproducible SERS enhancement.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1650016
JournalFunctional Materials Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • magnetron sputtering
  • silver coatings
  • spray pyrolysis
  • Surface enhanced raman spectroscopy


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