Photochemically prepared gold metal film in a carbohydrate-based polymer: A practical solid substrate for surface-enhanced Raman scattering


Journal Article

A method for the preparation of thin gold film on glass slides has been described. When thin films of methylcellulose containing chloroauric acid are irradiated in a photoreactor under UV light, they produce a clear gold mirror made of aggregated gold particles stabilized by methylcellulose. The metal film can be used as a practical substrate for surface-enhanced Raman scattering. The substrate is stable and easy to prepare.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pal, A; Stokes, DL; Vo-Dinh, T

Published Date

  • August 25, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 87 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 486 - 491

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0011-3891

Citation Source

  • Scopus