Study on SERS-active Au substrate prepared by immersion plating

Yanke Zhang, Ying Bai, Ling Zhang, Yujun Mo

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A simple method, immersion plating, used to make SERS-active substrate was reported. Employing AuCl3 sol, Au nanoparticles were overlaid on the substrate of aluminum plate. SEM image for the Au substrate shows that the shape of Au aurum is island with the average diameter of 80nm. The SERS spectra of pyridine and poly (4-vinylpyridine) molecules on Au substrate were measured. Calculation results indicate that the SERS-active Au substrate made in this way has an enhancement factor of 105. And this substrate is fairly stable after being placed in air for one week.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1167-1170
Number of pages4
JournalGuangzi Xuebao/Acta Photonica Sinica
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Aug
Externally publishedYes


  • Enhancement factor
  • Immersion plating
  • SERS
  • SERS-active Au substrate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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