New Era of SERS and TERS Spectroscopy in the Nanometric Scale
The journal Chemical Reviews published an extensive study on new directions and perspectives of spectroscopic methods SERS and TERS. The main authors of the article are Professor Marek Procházka from the Institute of Physics of Charles University and Professor Yukihiro Ozaki from the Japanese Kwansei Gakuin University.
Chemical Reviews is a prestigious journal published by the American Chemical Society, which ranks among the most respected and highest rated chemical journals in the world with a current impact factor of 72. In its latest issue, a comprehensive study Toward a New Era of SERS and TERS at the Nanometer Scale: From Fundamentals to Innovative Applications has now been published.
Prof. Marek Procházka and Prof. Yukihiro Ozaki, together with other Japanese and Chinese colleagues, summarize the latest trends in spectroscopy of surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) and tip-enhanced Raman scattering (TERS). Both spectroscopic methods allow significant amplification of Raman scattering for molecules adsorbed to metal nanostructures of suitable properties and are thus plasmonic phenomena in the nanometric scale.
SERS and TERS have found a number of practical applications ranging from sensitive detection of biologically important substances (biosensors) to cancer diagnosis and treatment. The aim of the review article was to connect theoretical approaches with advanced applications of SERS and TERS spectroscopy.