Quantitative surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy

Steven Bell, N.M.S. Sirimuthu

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The purpose of this tutorial review is to show how surface-enhanced Raman (SERS) and resonance Raman (SERRS) spectroscopy have evolved to the stage where they can be used as a quantitative analytical technique. SER(R)S has enormous potential for a range of applications where high sensitivity needs to be combined with good discrimination between molecular targets, particularly since low cost, compact spectrometers can read the high signal levels that SER(R)S typically provides. These advantages over conventional Raman measurements come at the cost of increased complexity and this review discusses the factors that need to be controlled to generate stable and reproducible SER(R)S calibrations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1012-1024
Number of pages13
JournalChemical Society Reviews
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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