Surface enhanced Raman scattering by organic and inorganic semiconductors formed on laterally ordered arrays of Au nanoclusters

Alexander G. Milekhin, Nikolay A. Yeryukov, Larisa L. Sveshnikova, Tatyana A. Duda, Ekaterina E. Rodyakina, Evgeniya S. Sheremet, Michael Ludemann, Ovidiu D. Gordan, Alexander V. Latyshev, Dietrich R T Zahn

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Abstract

This work is devoted to the investigation of surface-enhanced Raman scattering by vibrational modes of cobalt phthalocyanine ultrathin films and CuS nanocrystals prepared using by organic molecular beam vapor deposition and the Langmuir-Blodgett technique, respectively, on laterally ordered arrays of Au nanoclusters formed by electron beam lithography on Si and GaAs substrates. The surface-enhanced Raman scattering study of cobalt phthalocyanine films demonstrates the strong dependence of Raman intensity of vibrational modes in cobalt phthalocyanine on the laser excitation wavelength as well as on the size and period of Au nanoclusters. By tuning the optical resonance conditions a maximal enhancement factor of 2 × 104 is achieved. The investigation of surface-enhanced Raman scattering by cobalt phthalocyanine deposited on laterally ordered arrays of paired Au nanoclusters (dimers) reveals anisotropic enhancement with respect to polarization of the scattered light parallel or perpendicular to the dimer axis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-40
Number of pages6
JournalThin Solid Films
Volume543
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Localized surface plasmon
  • Nanoclusters
  • Nanocrystals
  • Phonons
  • Raman scattering
  • Surface enhanced

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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Milekhin, A. G., Yeryukov, N. A., Sveshnikova, L. L., Duda, T. A., Rodyakina, E. E., Sheremet, E. S., Ludemann, M., Gordan, O. D., Latyshev, A. V., & Zahn, D. R. T. (2013). Surface enhanced Raman scattering by organic and inorganic semiconductors formed on laterally ordered arrays of Au nanoclusters. Thin Solid Films, 543, 35-40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2013.03.070