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SERS activity of photoreduced silver chloride crystals (2020)

Dutta, A., Matikainen, A., Andoh, S., & Nuutinen, T. (2020). SERS activity of photoreduced silver chloride crystals. In M. S. Shekhawat, S. Bhardwaj, & B. Suthar (Eds.), ICC-2019 : 3rd International Conference on Condensed Matter and Applied Physics (Article 050004). American Institute of Physics. AIP Conference Proceedings, 2220. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0001101

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Dutta, Arpan; Matikainen, Antti; Andoh, Sampson; Nuutinen, Tarmo

Parent publication: ICC-2019 : 3rd International Conference on Condensed Matter and Applied Physics

Parent publication editors: Shekhawat, Manoj Singh; Bhardwaj, Sudhir; Suthar, Bhuvneshwer


  • International Conference on Condensed Matter and Applied Physics

Place and date of conference: Bikaner, India, 14.-15.10.2019

ISBN: 978-0-7354-1976-6

Journal or series: AIP Conference Proceedings

ISSN: 0094-243X

eISSN: 1935-0465

Publication year: 2020

Number in series: 2220

Article number: 050004

Publisher: American Institute of Physics

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0001101

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/68854


Metal nanoparticles are widely acclaimed as plasmonic substrates for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) due to their unique particle plasmon resonances at visible and near infrared regions. Silver nanoparticles are typically employed in SERS when the targeted Raman signature zone of analytes lies at ultra-violet and/or blue to green spectral regimes. Even though silver has strong plasmonic properties, silver-based substrates are often affected by the atmospheric oxidation and show degradation in their SERS performance. One way to overcome this limitation is to use silver chloride crystals as oxidation resistant intermediate and photoreduce them to ‘fresh’ silver just before SERS analysis. In this work, we study the SERS activity of the photoreduced silver chloride crystals. We perform Raman analysis of three Raman active analytes, adenine, rhodamine 6G and riboflavin at both visible (514 nm) and near-infrared (785 nm) excitations. Our experimental outcomes show that such photoreduced silver chloride crystals can be exploited as SERS active substrates for both visible and near-infrared applications. Our numerical simulations reveal that these photoreduced silver chloride crystals are strong scatterers at multiple wavelengths and hence, could be very useful for plasmon-enhanced spectroscopic applications where multiple wavelengths are involved.

Keywords: condensed matter physics; plasmons; nanoparticles; spectroscopy

Free keywords: condensed matter physics

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

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