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Recent Research from Chalmers University of Technology Highlight Findings in Materials Science (Nanogaps for SERS applications)

July 22, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Investigators publish new report on Materials Science. According to news reporting from Gothenburg, Sweden, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "The nanogap is possibly the single most important physical entity in surface-enhanced Raman scattering."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the Chalmers University of Technology, "Nanogaps between noble metal nanostructures deliver extremely high electric field-enhancement, resulting in an extraordinary amplification of both the excitation rate and the emission rate of Raman active molecules situated in the gap. In some cases, the resulting surface-enhancement in the gap can be so high that Raman spectra from single molecules can be measured."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Here, we briefly review some important concepts and experimental results on nanoscale gaps for SERS applications."

For more information on this research see: Nanogaps for SERS applications. MRS Bulletin, 2014;39(2):163-168. MRS Bulletin can be contacted at: Cambridge Univ Press, 32 Avenue Of The Americas, New York, NY 10013-2473, USA. (Cambridge University Press -; MRS Bulletin -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting L.M. Tong, Chalmers, Dept. of Appl Phys, Gothenburg, Sweden. Additional authors for this research include H.X. Xu and M. Kall.

Keywords for this news article include: Sweden, Europe, Gothenburg, Materials Science

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Source: Journal of Technology

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