Loading of Exponentially Grown LBL Films with Silver Nanoparticles and Their Application to Generalized SERS Detection

Sara Abalde-Cela, Szushen Ho, Benito Rodríguez-González, Miguel A. Correa-Duarte, Ramón A. Álvarez-Puebla, Luis M. Liz-Marzán, and Nicholas A. Kotov
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2009, 48, 5326–5329


Feature film: Thin films made by exponential layer-by-layer growth display high diffusivity and can be readily infiltrated with inorganic nanoparticles. They can sequestrate molecular systems from solution as a function of the composition of their layers, while providing intense surfaceenhanced Raman scattering (SERS) signals (see picture). © 2009 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.