Accession Number:

ADA568658

Title:

Ultraviolet Surface-Enhanced Rama Scattering for Detection Applications

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 2008-Jun 2011

Corporate Author:

ARMY EDGEWOOD CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL CENTER APG MD

Report Date:

2012-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

Surface-enhanced resonance Raman scattering with UV excitation has the potential advantage of combining surface and molecular-resonance enhancements for a wide variety of analytes of interest. Nanostructured surfaces of Pd and Pt were formed by electroless deposition on germanium substrates. Ultrathin layers of Al were made by coating thick layers of Al on a microscope slide and partially dissolving them with hydrochloric acid. The substrates were assessed for their ability to enhance the Raman cross sections under UV excitation.

Subject Categories:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE