Special Issue "SERS Active Plasmonic Nanostructures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.
Interests: Raman and SERS; spectroscopy; plasmonic nanostructures; biosensors; SERS-based detection of biological systems; fabrication of SERS substrates
Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) results from molecules adsorbed onto a specially designed metallic surface (usually Ag, Au, and their alloys) and is currently a dynamically developing method widely applied in biomedical and analytical studies. As a result of the complex mechanisms involved in the SERS phenomenon, the Raman signal is enhanced 103–1014, which offers the opportunity to detect single molecules, even though SERS signal magnitude depends on various factors, such as the electrical properties of the metal, distance of the molecule from the surface, and its orientation on the surface, frequency, angle, and intensity of light incidence. The morphology of SERS-active plasmonic structures, i.e., size, geometry, and arrangement of the nanostructures forming this surface, is a key parameter determining the sensitivity and reproducibility of the recorded SERS spectra. Despite the large number of applied techniques and huge development of nanotechnology, fabrication of SERS-active nanostructures that will satisfy the high sensitivity, reproducibility, and stability of the recorded SERS signals is still a big challenge. Lack of such a SERS-active structure hampers the practical applications of the SERS technique.
This Special Issue on SERS Active Plasmonic Nanostructures is dedicated to the discussion of the latest research in the developments and characterization of the SERS-active plasmonic nanostructures for a wide range of applications, especially in trace analysis, e.g., to determine water pollution, in forensics, medicine or for biomedical and analytical studies. Special attention will be given to the understanding and monitoring of the plasmonic features of various nanostructured materials.
Prof. Dr. Agnieszka Kamińska
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- SERS-active nanostructures
- Silver and gold nanoparticles
- Metal-enhanced fluorescence-sensing methodologies
- Surface plasmon resonance
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Optimizing Gold Nanoparticle Size and Shape for the Fabrication of SERS Substrates by means of the Langmuir-Blodgett Technique
Authors: J. Ignes-Mullol
Affiliation: Institut de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia, Barcelona, Spain
Title: The Effect of Surface Modification of Gold Nanotriangles on SERS Enhancement
Authors: Joachim Koetz
Affiliation: Universität Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany