Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering from Characterized Metal Surfaces

  • J. C. Tsang
  • J. R. Kirtley
  • S. S. Jha

Abstract

Surface enhanced Raman scattering from molecular monolayers adsorbed in tunnel junctions and at single crystal surfaces in ultra high vacuum has been studied as a function of surface topography, the adsorbate and the energy of the vibrational mode. Surface enhanced Raman scattering is shown to involve both the enhancement of the local electric fields at the rough noble metal surface due to the optical excitation of surface plasmon polaritons and the modulation of the optically induced surface charge density by the molecular vibrations.

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Attenuation Aldehyde Pyridine Benzaldehyde Peaked 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Tsang
    • 1
  • J. R. Kirtley
    • 1
  • S. S. Jha
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM Thomas J. Watson Research CenterYorktown HeightsUSA

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