Ultraviolet nanoplasmonics: a demonstration of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, fluorescence, and photodegradation using gallium nanoparticles.
Self-assembled arrays of hemispherical gallium nanoparticles deposited by molecular beam epitaxy on a sapphire support are explored as a new type of substrate for ultraviolet plasmonics. Spin-casting a 5 nm film of crystal violet upon these nanoparticles permitted the demonstration of surface-enhanced Raman spectra, fluorescence, and degradation following excitation by a HeCd laser operating at 325 nm. Measured local Raman enhancement factors exceeding 10(7) demonstrate the potential of gallium nanoparticle arrays for plasmonically enhanced ultraviolet detection and remediation.
Yang, Y; Callahan, JM; Kim, T-H; Brown, AS; Everitt, HO
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