Raman Signal Enhancement of Low-Cost Metal Sheet SERS with Gold Decoration

Authors

  • NAMPUENG PANGPAIBOON Department of Industrial Physics and Medical Instrumentation, Faculty of Applied Science, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Bangkok, 10800, Thailand
  • KAWINPHOB PHETNAM Department of Industrial Physics and Medical Instrumentation, Faculty of Applied Science, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Bangkok, 10800, Thailand
  • SUKON KALASUNG Opto-Electrochemical Sensing Research Team, Spectroscopic and Sensing Devices Research Group, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Pathum Thani, 12120, Thailand
  • CHANUNTHORN CHANANONAWATHORN Opto-Electrochemical Sensing Research Team, Spectroscopic and Sensing Devices Research Group, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Pathum Thani, 12120, Thailand
  • VIYAPOL PATTHANASETTAKUL Opto-Electrochemical Sensing Research Team, Spectroscopic and Sensing Devices Research Group, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Pathum Thani, 12120, Thailand
  • MATI HORPRATHUM Opto-Electrochemical Sensing Research Team, Spectroscopic and Sensing Devices Research Group, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Pathum Thani, 12120, Thailand
  • PITAK EIAMCHAI Opto-Electrochemical Sensing Research Team, Spectroscopic and Sensing Devices Research Group, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Pathum Thani, 12120, Thailand
  • NOPPADON NUNTAWONG Opto-Electrochemical Sensing Research Team, Spectroscopic and Sensing Devices Research Group, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Pathum Thani, 12120, Thailand
  • SAKSORN LIMWICHEAN Opto-Electrochemical Sensing Research Team, Spectroscopic and Sensing Devices Research Group, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Pathum Thani, 12120, Thailand

Keywords:

Laser-engraved, Sputtering, Zinc SERS, Copper SERS, Low-cost SERS

Abstract

Surface Enhance Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) is a sensitive surface creating plasmonic resonance for the Raman scattering. SERS is considered as a powerful technique to enhance the Raman signal, when quantity of sample is limited. Recently, our lab team has discovered a low-cost SERS template fabrication, laser-engraving method, which is suitable with gold nanoparticles decoration. In this work, two different materials, zinc and copper, are used as metal sheet SERS substrate. Gold nanoparticles sputtered with 270 s of sputtering time are used as decorated noble metal. FE-SEM images illustrate the nano-in-microstructure of the engraved metal sheets. The decorated Au nanoparticles are uniform and fully cover on the rough metal sheet templates. From contact angle measurement with DI water, Zn+Au SERS provides the highest contact angle, which is 142.10 ± 0.51 degree. SERS performance, including Enhancement Factor (EF), Limit of Detection (LOD), and shelf-life are investigated. The EF values of Zn+Au SERS and Cu+Au SERS are 7.40 x 109 and 1.70 x 108, respectively. From LOD results, Zn+Au SERS presents the great ability to enhance the Raman signal at 10-7 molar concentration. However, after 90 days of shelf-life test, both of them shows the capability to enhance the Raman signal.

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2021-12-16

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N. PANGPAIBOON, “Raman Signal Enhancement of Low-Cost Metal Sheet SERS with Gold Decoration”, J. Met. Mater. Miner., vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 33-39, Dec. 2021.

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