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Gold nanostructures for detection of pesticides, nitrates and drugs using Surface Enhanced Raman spectroscopy
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In this work laser-assisted methods for metal nanostructures formation and their application as active substrates in Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy are presented. The nanostructures are fabricated by laser processing of gold thin films deposited on low cost substrates as glass, ceramic, polymer and paper. The films are deposited by classical PLD technology. The produced films are then processed by nanosecond pulses delivered by nanosecond Nd:YAG laser system. At certain conditions the laser treatment leads to formation of discrete nanostructure on the substrate surface. Femtosecond Pulsed Laser Deposition in air is also applied for direct deposition of gold nanostructure. In another set of experiments gold nanoparticle colloids are fabricated by laser ablation of gold target in chloroform. The fabricated structures are then tested as active systems in SERS, as detection of pesticides (DDT), nitrates (NH4NO3), and drugs (Methylene blue) is demonstrated. The obtained results show that these nanostructures can be efficiently used in the detection and monitoring of materials with a high social impact.

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Date Published: 5 January 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10226, 19th International Conference and School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, 102260B (5 January 2017);
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N. Nedyalkov, Institute of Electronics (Bulgaria)
Ru. Nikov, Institute of Electronics (Bulgaria)
Ro. Nikov, Institute of Electronics (Bulgaria)
A. Nikolov, Institute of Electronics (Bulgaria)
P. Atanasov, Institute of Electronics (Bulgaria)
Y. Nakajima, Keio Univ. (Japan)
M. Terakawa, Keio Univ. (Japan)
M. Sawczak, The Szewalski Institute (Poland)
K. Grochowska, The Szewalski Institute (Poland)
G. Sliwinski, The Szewalski Institute (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10226:
19th International Conference and School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications
Tanja Dreischuh; Sanka Gateva; Albena Daskalova; Alexandros Serafetinides, Editor(s)

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