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Web Date: November 17, 2010

SERS On The Cheap

Spectroscopy: An ink-jet printer could make the technique more affordable and accessible
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Analytical SCENE
Keywords: SERS, nanoparticle, paper

A printer and paper may soon become scientific equipment. Investigators at University of Maryland, College Park, have demonstrated that a store-bought ink-jet printer can turn paper into a substrate for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). They hope the advance will make this highly sensitive technique more accessible to non-specialists (Anal. Chem., DOI 10.1021/ac102475k).

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