Tunable and highly reproducible surface-enhanced Raman scattering substrates made from large-scale nanoparticle arrays based on periodically poled LiNbO3 templates

Xiaoyan Liu, Kenji Kitamura, Qiuming Yu, Jiajie Xu, Minoru Osada, Nagata Takahiro, Jiangyu Li, Guozhong Cao

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This work describes novel surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrates based on ferroelectric periodically poled LiNbO3 templates. The templates comprise silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), the size and position of which are tailored by ferroelectric lithography. The substrate has uniform and large sampling areas that show SERS effective with excellent signal reproducibility, for which the fabrication protocol is advantageous in its simplicity. We demonstrate ferroelectric-based SERS substrates with particle sizes ranging from 30 to 70 nm and present tunable SERS effect from Raman active 4-mercaptopyridine molecules attached to AgNPs when excited by a laser source at 514 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Article number055011
JournalScience and Technology of Advanced Materials
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct
Externally publishedYes



  • LiNbO3, ferroelectric-based SERS substrate
  • reproducibility
  • surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)
  • tenability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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