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Surface Raman scattering of organic thin films on transition metal surfaces
Author(s): Jeanne E. Pemberton; Mark A. Bryant; Susan L. Joa; Sean D. Garvey
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Paper Abstract

Recent advances in detector technology have enabled sensitivity limitations inherent in surface Raman scattering from thin organic films on metal surfaces to be overcome. The application of both surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) and normal Raman scattering of organic monolayer films on metal surfaces in electrochemical and ambient environments is an area of active research in this laboratory. The use of surface selection rules for the development of detailed molecular pictures of these interfaces is discussed in this report. The application of these rules for determination of the orientation of self-assembled monolayers on Ag and Au surfaces in both electrochemical and ambient environments is used to demonstrate the approach. In addition, extension of surface Raman methods to the study of monolayer organic films on Pt surfaces is reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 1992
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1636, Applied Spectroscopy in Materials Science II, (14 May 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.59302
Show Author Affiliations
Jeanne E. Pemberton, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Mark A. Bryant, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Susan L. Joa, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Sean D. Garvey, Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1636:
Applied Spectroscopy in Materials Science II
William G. Golden, Editor(s)

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