Masters Theses

Abstract

"This work investigated the surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) enhancement of gold nanoparticles on femtosecond laser created nanostructures on a silicon wafer. The goal was to use the nanostructures to assemble the nanoparticles into three-dimensional aggregates and compare these enhancements to those of two dimensional aggregates. The SERS enhancement generated by the three-dimensional structures was on average 5 x 10⁴ with a high enhancement of 1.2 x 10⁵. The magnitude of this enhancement was on par with previous experiments that tested SERS enhancements on gold nanoparticles, but it did not show any significant enhancement caused by the three-dimensional nature of the aggregates"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Tsai, Hai-Lung

Committee Member(s)

Xiao, Hai, Dr.
Chandrashekhara, K.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Summer 2011

Pagination

vii, 20 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 18-19).

Rights

© 2011 Matthew Aaron Olson, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Laser pulses, Ultrashort
Micromachining
Nanoparticles
Raman effect, Surface enhanced

Thesis Number

T 9851

Print OCLC #

792892150

Electronic OCLC #

908944682

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b8544793~S5

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