Periodic electric field enhancement along gold rods with nanogaps

María L. Pedano, Shuzhou Li, George C. Schatz, Chad A. Mirkin

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A periodic dependence on the Au segment length is observed for the electric field at the nanogap of long-segment Au nanostructures. An optimized geometry of these platforms leads to an intense surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) signal at the nanogap (see picture). Information about molecular transport and vibrational spectra may therefore be simultaneously obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-82
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 4 2010


  • Gold
  • Nanostructures
  • On-wire lithography
  • Surface plasmon resonance
  • Surface-enhanced Raman scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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