Abstract

We performed surface-plasmon enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) studies of a DNA monolayer on chemically modified Au nanoparticle arrays. Drastic enhancement of Raman signal from DNA molecules was observed on the optimized templates that were prepared by using electron-beam lithography followed by chemical modification. We observed that Raman signal of DNA molecules was enhanced when the surface plasmons in the closely-spaced Au nanoparticles were resonantly excited. Our results suggest that the artificial generation of spatially controlled hot spots for SERS can be achieved by this technique.

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