Chemical approach to fabrication of semicontinuous Au nanolayers for SERS applications


  • Bartosz Bartosewicz Institute of Optoelectronics, Military University of Technology
  • Magdalena Gajda-Rączka Institute of Optoelectronics, Military University of Technology
  • Bartłomiej Jerzy Jankiewicz Institute of Optoelectronics, Military University of Technology



The fabrication of semicontinuous Au films on glass slides by using a chemical approach was carried out to test their surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) properties. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and UV-Vis-NIR spectroscopy were used for characterization of the morphology and optical properties of fabricated gold nanolayers. The SERS properties of Au films were tested using p-mercaptoaniline (pMA). A maximum estimated SERS enhancement factor greater than 106 can be achieved for this compound. SERS enhancement factors are shown to be dependent on the Au nanolayers' morphology.  

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B. Bartosewicz, M. Gajda-Rączka, and B. J. Jankiewicz, “Chemical approach to fabrication of semicontinuous Au nanolayers for SERS applications”, Photonics Lett. Pol., vol. 5, no. 2, pp. pp. 48–50, Jun. 2013.