Simulation and Optimization of Nanoparticle Patterned Substrates for SERS Effect

  • Mei LiuEmail author
  • Yan Peng
  • Zhizheng Wu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 306)


In order to make the best of the surface enhancing behaviors of metal nanostructures for Raman Scattering, a tactful balance should be found between signal enhancement, the distribution uniformity of ‘hot spots’ and the reproducibility of nanostructure patterned substrates, which should generally be testified by simulation and experiment. This paper simulated and compared the Raman enhancements produced from a variety of nanoparticle covered SERS substrates with different sizes and spaces, and it was concluded that the distance between the nanoparticles plays a contradictory role on the enhancement factor and the uniformity of the ‘hot spots’, and so it should be selected with comprehensive consideration.


Raman scattering Surface enhancement Raman scattering (SERS) Nanoparticles Substrates 



The work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51205245), Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality (No. 11PJ1403500), and Innovation Program of Shanghai Municipal Education Commission (No. 12YZ022).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mechatronics Engineering and AutomationShanghai UniversityShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Transducer TechnologyShanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of SciencesShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China

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