Nanocubic silver gives enhanced SERS effect

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In this HOT article, Shengchun Yang and co-workers describe the preparation of porous Ag nanocubes by synthesizing Ag3PO4 nanocubes and using them as hard templates. With the addition of strong reducing agents, Ag is reduced in situ to form porous Ag.  The resulting Ag showed good SERS (surface enhanced Raman scattering) properties by detecting nanomolar concentrations of Rhodamine 6G.

Volume shrinkage induced formation of porous Ag sub-microcubes via solid–liquid reaction for SERS

Volume shrinkage induced formation of porous Ag sub-microcubes via solid–liquid reaction for SERS

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Volume shrinkage induced formation of porous Ag sub-microcubes via solid–liquid reaction for SERS
Xiao Luo, Shaomin Lian, Liqun Wang, Shengchun Yang, Zhimao Yang, Bingjun Ding and Xiaoping Song
CrystEngComm, 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE27089K

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DOI: 10.1039/C1CC10328H

Interface synthesis of gold mesocrystals with highly roughened surfaces for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy
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DOI: 10.1039/C1JM13211C, Paper

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