Special Issue "Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy in the Nano-World"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 August 2019
Dr. Gediminas Niaura
Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Sauletekio Ave 3, LT-10257 Vilnius, Lithuania
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Interests: Raman spectroscopy; surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy; SHINERS; spectroelectrochemistry; biospectroscopy; self-assembled monolayers; conducting polymers; molecular electrochemistry; bioelectrochemistry
The development of nanomaterials for science, industry and biomedicine requires a molecular-level understanding of interfacial properties; in particular the structure, orientation, interactions, and function of adsorbed (bio)molecules. Such an understanding enables the prediction and discovery of new interfacial effects and allows for their control. This is a challenging task, as techniques suitable for such studies must be both surface sensitive and molecular structure specific. Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) is an intrinsically nanostructure-based surface vibrational spectroscopy born at the electrochemical interface in 1974. The recent development of the technique is associated with tremendous progress in the construction and control of the physico-chemical properties of nanomaterials and has enabled the emergence of new types of plasmon-enhanced methods, including tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS) and shell-isolated nanoparticle-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SHINERS).
This Special Issue focuses on the molecular-level characterization of nanomaterials using the SERS, TERS, and SHINERS approaches. These techniques are able to provide unique atomistic information on the architecture and function of molecules at surfaces including metal–adsorbate bonding, the orientation of specific molecular groups, chemical reactions at the interface, the secondary structure of biomolecules, interfacial recognition events, and the effects of electrochemical potential on the interface structure. We invite authors to contribute research articles or reviews of the recent progress in understanding the molecular structure and function of nanomaterials based on SERS analysis. Manuscripts devoted to understanding the biomolecule–nanomaterial interface are especially welcome.
Dr. Gediminas Niaura
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- SERS structure and function markers
- Metal–adsorbate bonding
- Graphene-family nanomaterials
- Magnetic nanoparticles
- 2D materials
- Self-assembled monolayers
- Nanoscale chemical analysis
- Vibrations in nanomaterials