Skip to main content
Log in

Plasmon Enhancement of Raman Scattering by Mercury Sulfide Microcrystals

  • Published:
Journal of Applied Spectroscopy Aims and scope

Surface-enhanced Raman scattering was demonstrated for mercury sulfide microcrystals on Au-coated Si/Genanostructures, the surfaces of which were composed of three-dimensional arrays of pyramidal shapes, and on gelfilms of globular Ag nanoparticles. In both instances, selective enhancement of bands corresponding to symmetric A1 (256 cm–1) and transverse E(TO) (284 and 344 cm–1) vibrations and appearance of second-order bands were observed. Separate bands in the Raman spectra were enhanced by 14–16 times. The estimated gain factor was ~ (7.9–9.4)·105 taking into account the size of the mercury sulfide microcrystals (~2 μm).

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this article

Subscribe and save

Springer+ Basic
EUR 32.99 /Month
  • Get 10 units per month
  • Download Article/Chapter or Ebook
  • 1 Unit = 1 Article or 1 Chapter
  • Cancel anytime
Subscribe now

Buy Now

Price excludes VAT (USA)
Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout.

Instant access to the full article PDF.

Similar content being viewed by others


  1. K. Kneipp, H. Kneipp, I. Itzkan, R. R. Dasari, and M. S. Feld, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 14, R597–R624 (2002).

    ADS  Google Scholar 

  2. K. Kneipp, H, Kneipp, I. Itzkan, R. R. Dasari, and M. S. Feld, Chem. Rev., 99, 2957–2975 (1999).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  3. S. V. Gaponenko and D. V. Guzatov, Chem. Phys. Lett., 477, 411–414 (2009).

    Article  ADS  Google Scholar 

  4. M. J. Sepaniak, M. A. De Jesus, and K. S. Giesfeldt, Am. Pharm. Rev., 7, 90–97 (2004).

    Google Scholar 

  5. K. Chen, M. Leona, and T. Vo-Dinh, Sens. Rev., 27, 109–120 (2007).

    Article  MATH  Google Scholar 

  6. G. Shan, S. Wang, X. Fei, Y. Liu, and G. Yang, J. Phys. Chem. B, 113, 1468–1472 (2009).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  7. A. Rumyantseva, S. Kostcheev, P.-M. Adam, S. V. Gaponenko, S. V. Vaschenko, O. S. Kulakovich, A. A. Ramanenka, D. V. Guzatov, D. Korbutyak, V. Dzhagan, A. Stroyuk, and V. Shvalagin, ACS Nano, 7, No. 4, 3420–3426 (2013).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  8. E. V. Klyachkovskaya, N. D. Strekal’, I. G. Motevich, S. V. Vashchenko, M. Ya. Valakh, A. N. Gorbacheva, M. V. Bel’kov, and S. V. Gaponenko, Opt. Spektrosk., 110, 53–59 (2011).

    Article  ADS  Google Scholar 

  9. E. V. Klyachkovskaya, D. V. Guzatov, N. D. Strekal, S. V. Vaschenko, A. N. Harbachova, M. V. Belkov, and S. V. Gaponenko, J. Raman Spectrosc., 43, 741–744 (2012).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  10. A. Mathew, P. R. Sajanlal, and T. Pradeep, J. Cryst. Growth, 312, 587–594 (2010).

    Article  ADS  Google Scholar 

  11. P. R. Sajanlal, T. S. Sreeprasad, A. K. Samal, and T. Pradeep, Nano Rev., 2, 5883 (2011); doi: 10.3402/nano.v2i0.5883.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  12. T. Stoica, V. Shushunova, C. Dais, H. Solak, and D. Grutzmacher, Nanotechnology, 18, 455307 (2007).

    Article  ADS  Google Scholar 

  13. J. Fang, C. Zhong, and R. Mu, Chem. Phys. Lett., 401, 271–275 (2005).

    Article  ADS  Google Scholar 

  14. E. H. Carlson, J. Cryst. Growth, 1, 271–277 (1967).

    Article  ADS  Google Scholar 

  15. K. L. Aurivillius, Acta Chem. Scand., 4, 1413–1436 (1950).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  16. Yu. D. Tret’yakov (Ed.), Inorganic Chemistry [in Russian], Vol. 3, Akademiya, Moscow (2007).

  17. R. Zallen, G. Lucovsky, W. Taylor, A. Pinczuk, and E. Burstein, Phys. Rev. B: Solid State, 1, 4058–4070 (1970).

    Article  ADS  Google Scholar 

  18. M. A. Nusimovici and G. Gorre, Phys. Rev. B: Solid State, 8, 1648–1656 (1973).

    Article  ADS  Google Scholar 

  19. P. Sawson, Spectrochim. Acta, Part A, 28, 2306–2310 (1972).

    Google Scholar 

  20. S. V. Gotoshia and L. V. Gotoshia, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys., 41, 115406 (2008).

    Article  ADS  Google Scholar 

  21. M. A. Nusimovici and A. Meskaoui, Phys. Status Solidi B, 58, 121–125 (1973).

    Article  ADS  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations


Corresponding author

Correspondence to E. V. Shabunya-Klyachkovskaya.

Additional information

Translated from Zhurnal Prikladnoi Spektroskopii, Vol. 81, No. 3, pp. 378–382, May–June, 2014.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

About this article

Check for updates. Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Shabunya-Klyachkovskaya, E.V., Gaponenko, S.V., Vaschenko, S.V. et al. Plasmon Enhancement of Raman Scattering by Mercury Sulfide Microcrystals. J Appl Spectrosc 81, 399–403 (2014).

Download citation

  • Received:

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI: