Special Issue "Nanomaterials in Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2021).
Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) is a highly sensitive and selective technique that allows for a good molecular specificity for analytical purposes, thanks to the spectral details typical of vibrational spectroscopy. In SERS, the large enhancement of the Raman signals is obtained via the specific interaction of molecules with nanoparticles or nanostructured surfaces. Fundamental studies are aimed at understanding and modeling the specific chemical and physical properties of the nanostructured systems in order to predict and optimize their interaction with adsorbed molecules.
Thanks to the developments of new active nanostructured substrates, SERS has dramatically increased the number of applications from sensing to imaging, including single molecule detection. The fields of application cover a wide range of topics, including studies on the molecular systems relevant in art conservation, forensic, environmental, pharmacology, biomedical sciences, polymer, and material sciences.
This Special Issue of Nanomaterials dedicated to surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy aims to present its current state of knowledge, including theoretical, fundamental, and applied research. Therefore, I invite active research scholars and long-time researchers in the field to share and widely diffuse their experience, contributing to this Special Issue with original research papers as well as review articles.
Dr. Maurizio Becucci
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- active substrate
- enhancement factor
- applied spectroscopy
- ab initio