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Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene

Schedin, F and Lidorikis, E and Lombardo, A and Kravets, VG and Geim, AK and Grigorenko, AN and Novoselov, KS and Ferrari, AC Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene. ACS Nano, 4. 5617-. (Unpublished)

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Surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) exploits surface plasmons induced by the incident field in metallic nanostructures to significantly increase the Raman intensity. Graphene provides the ideal prototype two dimensional (2d) test material to investigate SERS. Its Raman spectrum is well known, graphene samples are entirely reproducible, height controllable down to the atomic scale, and can be made virtually defect-free. We report SERS from graphene, by depositing arrays of Au particles of well defined dimensions on graphene/SiO$_2$(300nm)/Si. We detect significant enhancements at 633nm. To elucidate the physics of SERS, we develop a quantitative analytical and numerical theory. The 2d nature of graphene allows for a closed-form description of the Raman enhancement. This scales with the nanoparticle cross section, the fourth power of the Mie enhancement, and is inversely proportional to the tenth power of the separation between graphene and the nanoparticle. One consequence is that metallic nanodisks are an ideal embodiment for SERS in 2d.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cond-mat.mes-hall cond-mat.mes-hall cond-mat.mtrl-sci
Divisions: Div B > Photonics
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2018 20:22
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2019 12:52
DOI: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2013.03.011