The effect of thermal gradients in SERS spectroscopy

Taewook Kang, Soongweon Hong, Yeonho Choi, Luke P. Lee

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The importance of the photothermal effect in surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) measurements is addressed. Strong temperature gradient (≈106 K m-1) induced by photothermal effect can force molecules to move. Finally, redistributed molecules can result in a nonuniform SERS intensity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2649-2652
Number of pages4
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 6


  • photothermal effects
  • plasmonics
  • surface enhanced Raman scattering
  • thermal gradient

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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