Preparation of ordered silver angular nanoparticles array in block copolymer film for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy

J. Svanda, M. V. Gromov, Y. Kalachyova, P. S. Postnikov, V. Svorcik, O. Lyutakov

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We report a single-step method of preparation of ordered silver nanoparticles array through template-assisted nanoparticles synthesis in the semidried block copolymer film. Ordered nanoparticles were prepared on different substrates by the proper choice of solvents combination and preparation procedure. In particular, block copolymer and silver nitrate were dissolved in the mix of tetrahydrofuran, toluene, and n-methylpyrolidone. During short spin-coating procedure ordering of block copolymer, evaporation of toluene and preferential silver redistribution into poly(4-vinylpyridine) block occurred. Rapid heating of semidry film initiated silver reduction, removing of residual solvent and creation of ordered silver array. After polymer removing silver nanoparticles array was tested as a suitable candidate for subdiffraction plasmonic application–surface-enhanced Raman scattering. Enhancement factor was calculated and compared with the literature data.

Original languageEnglish
Article number289
JournalJournal of Nanoparticle Research
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016



  • Block copolymer
  • Instrumentation
  • Ordered silver nanoparticles
  • Surface-enhanced Raman scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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