The role of surface roughness in surface enhanced raman spectroscopy (SERS): the importance of multiple plasmon resonances

Uri Laor*, George C. Schatz

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The interaction of light with clusters and random distributions of metal hemispheroids on a perfect conducting flat surface is studied. Significant SERS enhancements are found to arise from multiple plasmon contributions to the surface electromagnetic fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)566-570
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 15 1981


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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