Special Issue "Nanomaterials for SERS Applications"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 June 2017).
Interests: SERS substrates, SERS labels, cancer diagnosis, theranostics
Interests: Rationally designed plasmonic nanoparticles, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, in situ characterization of reactions on surface
Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) is an ultrasensitive analytical technique for molecular identification and labeling. The central element of SERS is the plasmonic substrate nanomaterials on which Raman signal intensity of analytes can be enhanced by several orders of magnitudes, typically 105–108. The blooming of SERS in the last two decades, therefore, follows the development of nanomaterials, in particular, noble metal nanomaterials, such as gold and silver nanostructures, which provide the required plasmonic activity for SERS enhancement.
The present Special Issue of Nanomaterials is aimed at presenting the current state-of-the-art in the use of nanomaterials for SERS applications. The topics include the design of colloidal and surface-supported nanostructures with plasmonic activity, and their applications in SERS studies including biomedical labeling, imaging, chemical sensing and detection. We have invited contributions from leading groups of the field to present frontier research works in this discipline.
Dr. Yuying Zhang
Dr. Wei Xie
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- metal nanomaterials
- colloidal and surface-supported nanostructures
- surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)
- plasmonic activity
- biomedical labeling
- chemical sensing