Theory of Linear and Nonlinear Surface-Enhanced Vibrational Spectroscopies

Dhabih V. Chulhai, Zhongwei Hu, Justin E. Moore, Xing Chen, Lasse Jensen

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Abstract

The vibrational spectroscopy of molecules adsorbed on metal nanoparticles can be enhanced by many orders of magnitude so that the detection and identification of single molecules are possible. The enhancement of most linear and nonlinear vibrational spectroscopies has been demonstrated. In this review, we discuss theoretical approaches to understanding linear and nonlinear surface-enhanced vibrational spectroscopies. A unified description of enhancement mechanisms classified as either electromagnetic or chemical in nature is presented. Emphasis is placed on understanding the spectral changes necessary for interpretation of linear and nonlinear surface-enhanced vibrational spectroscopies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)541-564
Number of pages24
JournalAnnual Review of Physical Chemistry
Volume67
DOIs
StatePublished - May 27 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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