Plasmonic response and SERS modulation in electrochemical applied potentials
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Di Martino, G., Turek, V., Tserkezis, C., Lombardi, G., Kuhn, A., & Baumberg, J. J. Plasmonic response and SERS modulation in electrochemical applied potentials. Faraday Discussions https://doi.org/10.1039/c7fd00130d
We study the optical response of individual nm-wide plasmonic nanocavities using a nanoparticle-on-mirror design utilised as an electrode in an electrochemical cell. In this geometry Au nanoparticles are separated from a bulk Au film by an ultrathin molecular spacer, giving intense and stable Raman amplification of 100 molecules. Modulation of the plasmonic spectra and the SERS response is observed with an applied voltage under a variety of electrolytes. Different scenarios are discussed to untangle the various mechanisms that can be involved in the electronic interaction between NPs and electrode surfaces.
We acknowledge financial support from EPSRC grant EP/G060649/1, EP/L027151/1, EP/G037221/1, EPSRC NanoDTC, and ERC grant LINASS 320503. C. T. was supported by funding from the People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007–2013) under REA grant agreement number 609405 (COFUNDPostdocDTU).
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/c7fd00130d
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/267229
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