Nano Research

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Ag nanowire/nanoparticle-decorated MoS2 monolayers for surface-enhanced Raman scattering applications


Ag nanowire-nanoparticle, MoS2 monolayer, surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS), polarization dependence


ABSTRACT Developing well-defined nanostructures with superior surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) performance is a critical and highly desirable goal for the practical applications of SERS in sensing and analysis. Here, a SERS-active substrate was fabricated by decorating a MoS2 monolayer with Ag nanowire (NW) and nanoparticle (NP) structures, using a spin-coating method. Both experimental and theoretical results indicate that strong SERS signals of rhodamine 6G (R6G) molecules can be achieved at “hotspots” formed in the Ag NW-Ag NP-MoS2 hybrid structure, with an enhancement factor of 106. The SERS enhancement is found to be strongly polarization dependent. The fabricated SERS substrate also exhibits ultrasensitive detection capabilities with a detection limit of 10–11 M, as well as reliable reproducibility and good stability.

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Tsinghua University Press