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Surface-enhanced Raman scattering of pyrazine at the junction between two Ag-20 nanoclusters

Zhao, L. L. and Jensen, L and Schatz, G. C. (2006) Surface-enhanced Raman scattering of pyrazine at the junction between two Ag-20 nanoclusters. NANO LETTERS, 6 (6). pp. 1229-1234.

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Official URL: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nl0607378

Abstract

In this work we present a detailed time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) investigation of the absorption and Raman spectra of a pyrazine molecule located at the junction between two Ag-20 clusters. Surface-enhanced Raman scattering enhancements of the order of 106 have been found for the junction system, which are similar to enhancements of 105 found for individual silver nanoparticles. Surprisingly, the chemical enhancement is found to account for as much as 105, suggesting that this mechanism might be more important than previously believed, in particular for nanoparticle aggregates. Moreover, TDDFT calculations suggest that unlike larger nanoparticles, the junction between small Ag20 tetrahedral clusters does not provide an electromagnetic ``hot spot''.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Tunnelling and microscopic phenomena
ID Code:3836
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:26 Jan 2009 14:52
Last Modified:31 Mar 2009 18:02

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