Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering

  • Richard K. Chang
  • Thomas E. Furtak

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Theory

    1. Horia Metiu
      Pages 1-34
    2. George C. Schatz
      Pages 35-50
    3. E. Burstein, S. Lundqvist, D. L. Mills
      Pages 67-87
    4. Joel I. Gersten, Abraham Nitzan
      Pages 89-107
    5. M. Kerker, D.-S. Wang, H. Chew, O. Siiman, L. A. Bumm
      Pages 109-126
    6. A. Otto, I. Pockrand, J. Billmann, C. Pettenkofer
      Pages 147-172
    7. Hiromu Ueba
      Pages 173-188
  3. Experiment

    1. P. N. Sanda, J. E. Demuth, J. C. Tsang, J. M. Warlaumont
      Pages 189-202
    2. Cherry A. Murray
      Pages 203-221
    3. J. R. Kirtley, J. C. Tsang, T. N. Theis
      Pages 223-242
    4. Martin Moskovits, Daniel P. DiLella
      Pages 243-273
    5. M. Fleischmann, I. R. Hill
      Pages 275-292
    6. Bruno Pettinger, Herbert Wetzel
      Pages 293-314
    7. J. Alan Creighton
      Pages 315-337
    8. D. A. Weitz, T. J. Gramila, A. Z. Genack
      Pages 339-360
    9. J. P. Heritage, A. M. Glass
      Pages 391-412
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 413-423

About this book


In the course of the development of surface science, advances have been identified with the introduction of new diagnostic probes for analytical characterization of the adsorbates and microscopic structure of surfaces and interfaces. Among the most recently de­ veloped techniques, and one around which a storm of controversy has developed, is what has now been earmarked as surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). Within this phenomenon, molecules adsorbed onto metal surfaces under certain conditions exhibit an anomalously large interaction cross section for the Raman effect. This makes it possible to observe the detailed vibrational signature of the adsorbate in the ambient phase with an energy resolution much higher than that which is presently available in electron energy loss spectroscopy and when the surface is in contact with a much larger amount of material than that which can be tolerated in infrared absorption experiments. The ability to perform vibrational spectroscopy under these conditions would lead to a new understanding about the chemical identity, geome­ try, and bonding of adsorbed material at a level previously unacces­ sible. It is for these reasons that the last few years have brought an explosion of activity surrounding the exploitation of SERS. The search for the origines) of the anomalous enhancement has given rise to a research sub-activity of its own. Efforts to explain the en­ hancement have led to an increased understanding of the whole range of phenomena associated with the interaction of photons with adsor­ bates and metal surfaces.


electron electron energy loss spectroscopy scattering spectroscopy surface science

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard K. Chang
    • 1
  • Thomas E. Furtak
    • 2
  1. 1.Yale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA

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