Gold nanothorns-macroporous silicon hybrid structure: a simple and ultrasensitive platform for SERS

Jalil Khajehpour Tadvani, Timothy Brendan Williams, Laure Nelly Bourgeois, Samuel B O Adeloju

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

33 Citations (Scopus)


We synthesised a novel gold-on-porous silicon hybrid material that exhibits a highly sensitive and reproducible surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) response. The material was fabricated simply by reducing gold chloride with hydrofluoric acid on the surface of macro-porous silicon (macro-PSi). The material consists of thorn-shaped gold nanocrystals with characteristic shapes and sizes on the surface of macro-PSi.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5349 - 5351
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number43
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Cite this