Nanoparticle-Based SERS Substrates for Molecular Sensing Applications

  • Claudia FasolatoEmail author
Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)


As already discussed in the introductory chapters, the wide interest and research focused on plasmonic nanostructures for near field coupling and enhanced field confinement has paved the way for the development of numerous specific applications in diverse fields, from sensors technology to medical diagnostics. Among these applications, plasmonic substrates for SERS spectroscopy, sensing and SERS-based chemical analysis have attracted much interest. In this chapter, we will present a study on the SERS efficiency of self-assembled mesoscopic nanoparticle aggregates by means of spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy and electromagnetic simulations. We will also discuss the preparation of EBL-template guided, self-assembled nanoparticle cluster arrays on solid substrates and their performances as SERS substrates for biosensing.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Fisica e GeologiaUniversità degli Studi di PerugiaPerugiaItaly

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