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Determining molecular orientation via single molecule SERS in a plasmonic nano-gap (2017)
Journal Article
Marshall, A. R. L., Viscomi, F. N., Proctor, J. E., Bouillard, J. G., Adawi, A. M., Marshall, A. R., …Gierschner, J. (2017). Determining molecular orientation via single molecule SERS in a plasmonic nano-gap. Nanoscale, 9(44), 17415-17421. doi:10.1039/C7NR05107G

In this work, plasmonic nano-gaps consisting of a silver nanoparticle coupled to an extended silver film have been fully optimized for single molecule Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) spectroscopy. The SERS signal was found to be strongly dep... Read More

Fluorescent emission enhancement by aluminium nanoantenna arrays in the near UV (2016)
Journal Article
Dorh, N., Sarua, A., Stokes, J., Hueting, N. A., & Cryan, M. J. (2016). Fluorescent emission enhancement by aluminium nanoantenna arrays in the near UV. Journal of Optics, 18(7), 075008. doi:10.1088/2040-8978/18/7/075008

In this paper, we demonstrate fluorescence enhancement of a laser dye, using aluminium nanoantenna arrays designed for the near UV range. A series of nanorod arrays were fabricated by focused ion beam milling then spin-coated with a dye with an intri... Read More