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Applied Physics A

, 124:796 | Cite as

Quantitative SERS measurements by self-assembled ultra-smooth Au nanosphere superlattice with embedded internal reference

  • Shuang Lin
  • Xiang Lin
  • Haiyan Zhao
  • Wuliji HasiEmail author
  • Li WangEmail author
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Abstract

Quantitative analysis always encounters difficulty in the field of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) because of the lack of accurate and reliable analytical means. In this work, a new approach was demonstrated for the quantitative SERS measurement by self-assembled superlattice based on ultra-smooth Au nanospheres (NSs) embedded with 4-methylthiobenzoic acid (4-MBA) as the internal reference. Malachite green (MG) in water and chrysoidine in drinks with detection limit of 0.35 µM were successfully and quantitatively measured by employing Au@4-MBA@Au NSs superlattice as solid SERS substrate. Compared with conventional SERS methods, the fitting linearity of the relative SERS intensity vs. analyte concentrations has significantly improved by this new analysis means. As a result, our approach is a reliable analytical strategy to solve quantitative problems in SERS analysis, which can be easily applied for on-site detection and for preliminary monitoring of food samples.

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Acknowledgements

The work was supported by the International S&T Cooperation Program of China (Grant no. 2011DFA31770), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant no. 21501021, 31871873 and 61805033) and the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant no. 2018LH08055).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Tunable LaserHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina
  2. 2.Physics and Material Engineering ApartmentDalian Nationality UniversityDalianChina

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