The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 43, Issue 1–3, pp 155–158 | Cite as

Fabrication and characterization of a granular film consisting of size-selected silver nanoparticles: application to a SERS substrate

  • S. Kawabata
  • N. Ishikawa
  • M. Mitsui
  • A. NakajimaEmail author
Clusters and Surfaces


Uniform-sized silver nanoparticles with average diameter of 13.7 nm have been prepared in the gas-phase by combining a pulsed laser ablation method with a low pressure-differential mobility analyzer (LP-DMA). By depositing the silver nanoparticles onto a silicon substrate, a granular film consisting of size-selected silver nanoparticles has been fabricated and its morphology and electronic properties have been examined using transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and UV-visible absorption spectroscopy. This granular silver film serves as a highly active substrate for surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Kawabata
    • 1
  • N. Ishikawa
    • 1
  • M. Mitsui
    • 1
  • A. Nakajima
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryFaculty of Science and Technology, Keio UniversityYokohamaJapan
  2. 2.CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), c/o Department of ChemistryKeio UniversityYokohamaJapan

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