Surface-enhanced Raman scattering active substrates by liquid flame spray deposited and inkjet printed silver nanoparticles

A1 Journal article (refereed)

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List of Authors: Jarkko J. Saarinen, Dimitar Valtakari, Janne Haapanen, Turkka Salminen, Jyrki M. Mäkelä, Jun Uozumi
Publisher: The Optical Society of Japan
Publication year: 2014
Journal: Optical Review
Volume number: 21
Issue number: 3
Start page: 339
End page: 344
ISSN: 1340-6000
eISSN: 1349-9432


Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) active substrates were made via liquid flame spray deposition and inkjet printing of silver nanoparticles. Both processes are suitable for cost-effective fabrication of large-area SERS substrates. Crystal violet (CV) solutions were used as target molecules and in both samples the detection limit was approximately 10 nM. In addition, sintering temperature of the inkjet printed silver nanoparticles was found to have a large effect on the SERS activity with the higher curing temperature of 200 ℃ resulting in contamination layer on silver and cancelation of the SERS signal. This layer was characterized using an X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS).


Inkjet printing, Liquid Flame Spray, Nanoparticles, Nanophotonics, Surface chemistry, Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)

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