Gap-Mode Raman Spectroscopy

  • Katsuyoshi IkedaEmail author


Proximity of a metal nanoparticle to a planar metal surface can induce SERS effect through excitation of gap-mode plasmons. This allows us to observe atomically defined metal surfaces, which is never expected in conventional SERS.


Vibrational spectroscopy Gap-mode plasmon excitation Well-defined surface Metal nanoparticle 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physical Science and EngineeringNagoya Institute of TechnologyNagoyaJapan

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