Sensing proteins with adaptive metal nanostructures

Vladimir P. Drachev, Mark D. Thoreson, Vladimir M. Shalaev

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Raman scattering spectra enable molecular "fingerprinting", which is of particular interest for molecular sensing and bio-applications. Surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) provides greater detection sensitivity than conventional Raman spectroscopy, and it is quickly gaining traction in the study of biological molecules adsorbed on a metal surface. SERS spectroscopy allows for the detection and analysis of minute quantities of analytes because it is possible to obtain high-quality SERS spectra at sub-monolayer molecular coverage as a result of the large scattering enhancements. SERS has also been shown to be sensitive to molecular orientation and the distance of the molecule to the metal surface.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSurface Plasmon Nanophotonics
EditorsMark Brongersma, Pieter Kik
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Optical Sciences
ISSN (Print)0342-4111
ISSN (Electronic)1556-1534


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