Plasmon-plasmon interaction effect on reproducible surface-enhanced Raman scattering for dye molecule detection

Salmanogli A., Nasseri B., Piskin E.

SENSORS AND ACTUATORS A-PHYSICAL, vol.262, pp.87-98, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 262
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sna.2017.05.013
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.87-98
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, we investigate the colloidal core/shell nanoparticles as the reproducible agents for a sensitive detection of a dye molecule through Raman scattering enhancement. By engineering the core/shell nanoparticles plasmonic resonance at the special region (nearby dye molecules), the Raman scattering signal will be enhanced. Actually, one of important goal is to investigate the relationship between the molecular polarizability and nonlinear properties of the medium which can be dramatically affected by the nanoparticles high intensity localized plasmonic field. In fact, the nanoparticles plasmonic near field couplings to any adsorbed dye molecules cause to the molecule's vibration changing. Indeed, by inducing the third-order susceptibility effect, the polarization of the adsorbed molecules on NPs will be influenced and so the Raman enhancing will be occurred. Moreover, we experimentally show that the Raman signal enhancement by the present core/shell nanoparticles is purely reproducible and consistent with the related theory. Additionally, the comparison between the colloidal traditional nanoparticles and nanorods and core/shell nanoparticles Raman signal enhancing is done. Finally, this paper's original goal is to produce the reproducible Raman scattering enhancing agent. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.