Nanoparticle-free single molecule anti-stokes Raman spectroscopy

Lynn Peyser-Capadona, Jie Zheng, Jose I. González, Tae Hee Lee, Sandeep A. Patel, Robert M. Dickson

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In the absence of large, plasmon-supporting nanoparticles, biocompatible dendrimer- and peptide-encapsulated few-atom Ag nanoclusters produce scaffold-specific single molecule (SM) Stokes and anti-Stokes Raman scattering. The strong SM vibrational signatures are enhanced by the Agn transitions in nanoparticle-free samples and cannot arise from plasmon enhancement. Characteristic SM-Raman intermittency is observed, with antibunching of the underlying Agn emission directly confirming the SM nature of the emissive species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number058301
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - Feb 11 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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