Zachary D. Schultz


A Newcomer’s Guide to Using Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering

April 01, 2020

The SERS signal arises from the combination of the number of molecules, the polarizability or cross-section of the molecule, and the electric field experienced by the molecules. Understanding how these variables interact to generate the SERS response is the key to applying SERS accurately.

Adsorbate-Induced Morphological Changes of PVD-Deposited Nano Island Film SERS Substrates

October 01, 2019

The morphology and gap spacing of nano-island film SERS substrates are key factors defining the properties of analyte‒substrate interactions. These results of the study described here have implications for understanding signal variation in SERS and in designing future SERS assays.