Publication (UFCHJH): Surface Enhanced Raman Spectra on Graphene

Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy is a valuable tool for inspection of trace concentrations of various molecules; hence, this method has a great potential for characterization of functionalised graphene. However, to make this method a reliable analytical tool, the influence of the metal–graphene interactions on Raman spectra of the graphene must be understood. Here, the surface-enhanced Raman spectra of exfoliated single-layer graphene covered with gold or silver thin layers were studied. The metal–graphene interactions resulted in the broadening of the G mode and the 2D mode of graphene. A change of the 2D mode dispersion was also observed. The effects were found to be weaker for the silver layer; however, the Raman signal enhancement of the graphene features was found to be significantly stronger in case of the silver layer. Various scenarios of the observed effects are discussed: graphene–plasmon interaction, charge transfer between the metal and graphene, and selective enhancement at the lattice and topographic defects. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Weis J.E., Vejpravova J., Verhagen T., Melnikova Z., Costa S., Kalbac M.: „Surface Enhanced Raman Spectra on Graphene”, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, accepted (2017) UFCH (WP3) IF: 2,969. DOI: 10.1002/jrs.5228

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