A highly sensitive surface-enhanced Raman scattering substrate prepared on a hydrophobic surface using controlled evaporation

Sinha, Rajeev K (2022) A highly sensitive surface-enhanced Raman scattering substrate prepared on a hydrophobic surface using controlled evaporation. RSC Advances, 12 (1). pp. 331-337. ISSN 10795-10800

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Abstract

In the present work, we report the fabrication of a surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) substrate on a simple and easily fabricable hydrophobic surface. The substrates are prepared by slow and fast evaporation of a droplet of silver nanoparticle suspension in water. The corresponding identifiers for two substrates are “s_evp” and “f_evp” respectively. It is found that the dried spot size is small on s_evp compared to that on f_evp. This also minimizes the coffee stain effect and enriches the spot in a better way on s_evp compared to f_evp. Consequently, using SERS experimentation on our lab-built setup, concentration as low as 2.5*10�12 M of rhodamine 6G molecules was detected on s_evp compared to 2.5 � 10�10 M on f_evp. The proposed s_evp SERS substrate is much easier to fabricate and easy to use compared to super-hydrophobic SERS substrates.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Departments at MU > Atomic Molecular Physics
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2022 06:20
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2022 06:20
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/158471

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