SERS you right: The plasmon heating of gold nanoshells is exploited to yield the local conversion of amorphous TiO 2 into anatase on the surface of polymeric colloidal crystals (see scheme). The resulting Au/TiO 2 spots are active substrates for surface‐enhanced Raman spectroscopy and allow surface reactions and processes to be followed directly on‐site.
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
11 May 2009
Volume: 10 Issue: 7 Pages: 1017-1022