Surface-Enhanced Raman spectroscopy for remote sensing


Journal Article

Conventional Raman spectroscopy is often limited by its low sensitivity due to the inherently weak Raman cross section of organic chemicals. A relatively new detection technique, Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) spectroscopy is based on recent experimental observations, which have indicated enhancement of the Raman scattering efficiency by factors of up to 106 when a compound is adsorbed on rough metallic surfaces that have submicron-scale protrusions. In this report we discuss the development of the SERS technique as a tool for monitoring hazardous chemical emissions and its application to in situ remote sensing.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vo-Dinh, T; Stokes, DL; Miller, GH; Bello, JM; Wachter, EA; Haas, JW; James, DR

Published Date

  • December 1, 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1336 /

Start / End Page

  • 272 - 279

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0277-786X

Citation Source

  • Scopus