论文期刊

The synthesis of Ag-coated tetrapod gold nanostars and the improvement of surface-enhanced Raman scattering




作者: Jian Zhu ⁎, Xiao-Hong Chen, Jian-Jun Li, Jun-Wu Zhao ⁎
发表/完成日期: 2018-12-04
期刊名称: Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
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论文简介
In this work, the novel tetrapod gold nanostars with four specific numbers of sharp tips were synthesized with
good uniformity, high yield and chemical stability. The size of tetrapod gold nanostars has been increased effectively by increasing the amount of HAuCl4 or DEA added to the reaction solution, and the corresponding in-plane
localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) band can shift from 700 to 1100 nm. In order to combine the advantages of different metals, the Ag-coated tetrapod gold nanostars were prepared with different Ag coating thicknesses by increasing the volume of AgNO3. With the increase of Ag coating thickness, the morphology of the
nanoparticles has changed from gold nanostars with four sharp tips to bimetallic cuboids with four sharp tips
and finally to crore-shell cuboids completely. The surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) activity of Agcoated tetrapod gold nanostars has also been improved with the different Ag coating thicknesses. Combined
the tip effect and the enhancement effect of Ag, the SERS activity has the strongest enhancement when the
four sharp tips of tetrapod gold nanostars are not completely coated by the Ag layer but still exposed to the outsides. For tetrapod gold nanostars with larger size to grow Ag-coated tetrapod gold nanostars, the bimetallic cuboids with four sharp tips nanostructure have the biggest SERS enhancement factor (EF) of 1.73 × 106 for
Rhodamine 6G (R6G), making it an ideal candidate in SERS-based sensing application.