Skip to main content
Log in

Synthesis and Vertical Self-Assembly of Gold Nanorods for Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering

  • Published:
Journal of Electronic Materials Aims and scope Submit manuscript


In this work, an improved method using hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) and potassium (KOL) as a surfactant mixture was investigated for colloidal gold nanorods (AuNRs) synthesis. This method allows to overcome the limitations in tunability and uniformity of gold nanorods dimensions and reduce the concentration of CTAB and ascorbic acid using in the nanorods growth step compared to the conventional methods in the literature. Furthermore, a vertical self-assemble AuNRs on a Si substrate was produced for surface enhanced Raman scattering application, which can act as an extended nanoantenna.

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. B. Palpant, Y. Guillet, M. Rashidi-Huyeh, and D. Prot, Gold Bull. 41, 105 (2008).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  2. G. Baffou and R. Quidant, Chem. Soc. Rev. 43, 3898–3907 (2014).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  3. X. Wang, P. Gogol, E. Cambril, and B. Palpant, J. Phys. Chem. C 116, 24741 (2012).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  4. M. Pannerec-Varna, P. Ratajczak, G. Bousquet, I. Ferreira, C. Leboeuf, R. Boisgard, G. Gapihan, J. Verine, B. Palpant, E. Bossy, E. Doris, J. Poupon, E. Fort, and A. Janin, Gold Bull. 46, 257 (2013).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  5. M. Nguyen, X. Sun, E. Lacaze, P.M. Winkler, A. Hohenau, J.R. Krenn, C. Bourdillon, A. Lamouri, J. Grand, G. Lévi, L. Boubekeur-Lecaque, C. Mangeney, and N. Félidj, ACS Photonics 2, 1199 (2015).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  6. M. Nguyen, A. Kanaev, X. Sun, E. Lacaze, S. Lau-Truong, A. Lamouri, J. Aubard, N. Felidj, and C. Mangeney, Langmuir 31, 12830 (2015).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  7. A. Yoshida and N. Toshima, J. Electron. Mater. 43, 1492 (2014).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  8. X. Wang, Y. Guillet, P.R. Selvakannan, H. Remita, and B. Palpant, J. Phys. Chem. C 119, 7416 (2015).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  9. B. Palpant, M. Rashidi-Huyeh, B. Gallas, S.P. Chenot, and S. Fisson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 223105 (2007).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  10. M. Nguyen, A. Lamouri, C. Salameh, G. Levi, J. Grand, L. Boubekeur-Lecaque, C. Mangeney, and N. Felidj, Nanoscale 8, 8633 (2016).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  11. M. Nguyen, I. Kherbouche, S. Gam-Derouich, I. Ragheb, S. Lau-Truong, A. Lamouri, G. Lévi, J. Aubard, P. Decorse, N. Félidj, and C. Mangeney, Chem. Commun. 53, 11364 (2017).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  12. J. Becker, A. Trügler, A. Jakab, U. Hohenester, and C. Sönnichsen, Plasmonics 5, 161 (2010).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  13. M. Nguyen, N. Felidj, and C. Mangeney, Chem. Mater. 28, 3564 (2016).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  14. X. Guo, J. Biophotonics 5, 483 (2012).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  15. X. Huang, S. Neretina, and M.A. El-Sayed, Adv. Mater. 21, 4880 (2009).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  16. I. Tijunelyte, I. Kherbouche, S. Gam-Derouich, M. Nguyen, N. Lidgi-Guigui, M.L. de la Chapelle, A. Lamouri, G. Lévi, J. Aubard, A. Chevillot-Biraud, C. Mangeney, and N. Felidj, Nanoscale Horiz. 3, 53 (2018).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  17. R. Ahmad, L. Boubekeur-Lecaque, M. Nguyen, S. Lau-Truong, A. Lamouri, P. Decorse, A. Galtayries, J. Pinson, N. Felidj, and C. Mangeney, J. Phys. Chem. C 118, 19098 (2014).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  18. B. Nikoobakht and M.A. El-Sayed, Chem. Mater. 15, 1957 (2003).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  19. N.R. Jana, L. Gearheart, and C.J. Murphy, Adv. Mater. 13, 1389 (2001).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  20. J. Lai, L. Zhang, W. Niu, W. Qi, J. Zhao, Z. Liu, W. Zhang, and G. Xu, Nanotechnology 25, 125601 (2014).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  21. X. Ye, Y. Gao, J. Chen, D.C. Reifsnyder, C. Zheng, and C.B. Murray, Nano Lett. 13, 2163 (2013).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  22. X. Ye, C. Zheng, J. Chen, Y. Gao, and C.B. Murray, Nano Lett. 13, 765 (2013).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  23. H. Wei and H. Xu, Nanoscale 5, 10794 (2013).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  24. M. Liu and P. Guyot-Sionnest, J. Phys. Chem. B 109, 22192 (2005).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  25. C.J. Murphy, L.B. Thompson, D.J. Chernak, J.A. Yang, S.T. Sivapalan, S.P. Boulos, J. Huang, A.M. Alkilany, and P.N. Sisco, Curr. Opin. Colloid Interface Sci. 16, 128 (2011).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  26. B. Peng, G. Li, D. Li, S. Dodson, Q. Zhang, J. Zhang, Y.H. Lee, H.V. Demir, X.Y. Ling, and Q. Xiong, ACS Nano 7, 5993 (2013).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  27. S. Kundu, W. Dai, Y. Chen, L. Ma, Y. Yue, A.M. Sinyukov, and H. Liang, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 498, 248 (2017).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  28. S. Dodson, M. Haggui, R. Bachelot, J. Plain, S. Li, and Q. Xiong, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 4, 496 (2013).

    Article  Google Scholar 

Download references


This research is funded by Vietnam National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED) under Grant Number 103.02-2016.24.

Author information

Authors and Affiliations


Corresponding authors

Correspondence to Mai T. T. Nguyen or Hai V. Pham.

Additional information

Publisher's Note

Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

About this article

Check for updates. Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Nguyen, M.T.T., Nguyen, D.H., Pham, M.T. et al. Synthesis and Vertical Self-Assembly of Gold Nanorods for Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering. J. Electron. Mater. 48, 4970–4976 (2019).

Download citation

  • Received:

  • Accepted:

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI: