[Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.] Prof. Jianfeng LI & Prof. Bin REN's groups published a paper entitled “Shell-Isolated Tip-Enhanced Raman and Fluorescence ”

Publish Date:2018-4-17     Visited70Times    bsp;  

Title: Shell-Isolated Tip-Enhanced Raman and Fluorescence Spectroscopy

Author: Ya-Ping Huang, Sheng-Chao Huang, Xiang-Jie Wang, Nataraju Bodappa, Chao-Yu Li, Hao Yin, Hai-Sheng Su, Meng Meng, Hua Zhang, Bin Ren,* Zhi-Lin Yang, Renato Zenobi,* Zhong-Qun Tian, and Jian-Feng Li*


Tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy can provide molecular fingerprint information with ultrahigh spatial resolution, but the tip will be easily contaminated, thus leading to artifacts. It also remains a great challenge to establish tipenhanced fluorescence because of the quenching resulting from the proximity of the metal tip. Herein, we report shell-isolated tip-enhanced Raman and fluorescence spectroscopies by employing ultrathin shell-isolated tips fabricated by atomic layer deposition. Such shell-isolated tips not only show outstanding electromagnetic field enhancement in TERS but also exclude interference by contaminants, thus greatly promoting applications in solution. Tip-enhanced fluorescence has also been achieved using these shell-isolated tips, with enhancement factors of up to 1.7 103 , consistent with theoretical simulations. Furthermore, tip-enhanced Raman and fluorescence signals are acquired simultaneously, and their relative intensities can be manipulated by changing the shell thickness. This work opens a new avenue for ultrahigh resolution surface analysis using plasmon-enhanced spectroscopies.

Full Link:https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/anie.201802892