ZnO nanorod arrays on Si (1 0 0) substrate were grown by the pulsed laser deposition (PLD) method, and then coated with Au. Two samples of Au-coated nanorod arrays with different average diameters of 150 and 400 nm were prepared to investigate the size dependence of the surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). The diameter of the nanorods was controllable by the substrate position during PLD. High SERS enhancement was observed from both Au-coated ZnO nanorod arrays. The Raman spectra of rhodamine 6G (R6G) as low as 1 nM were measured with an average diameter of 400 nm at an excitation wavelength of 532 nm. The SERS was explained by the field enhancement effect induced by surface plasmon polaritons of Au-coated nanorods (nanoshells).
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Acoustics and Ultrasonics
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films