Role of electromagnetic resonances in the surface-enhanced raman effect

S. A. Lyon, J. M. Worlock

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The magnitude of the plasma-resonance contribution to surface-enhanced Raman scattering on silver-island films has been measured with use of an experimental arrangement in which the resonance can be suppressed. The measured reduction in Raman scattering is 300, but theoretical analysis indicates that there may remain an additional unsuppressed factor 3. The data show that plasma resonances are not essential for observation of Raman scattering by molecular monolayers using standard detection techniques.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)593-596
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1983

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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