Bimetallic Au–Ag on a Patterned Substrate Derived from Discarded Blu-ray Discs: Simple, Inexpensive, Stable, and Reproducible Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Substrates
journal contributionposted on 10.06.2021, 14:05 by Aroonsri Ngamaroonchote, Kullavadee Karn-orachai
A simple and reproducible surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrate of bimetallic gold–silver (Au–Ag) based on discarded a Blu-ray disc read only memory (BD-ROM) was developed by simply incorporating electrochemical (EC) treatment and chemical reaction. The resurfaced AgBD-ROM substrate (r-AgBD-ROM) was fabricated by EC treatment on a Ag film layer in BD-ROM (AgBD-ROM) to generate silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) on the indented pattern surface. Then, galvanic displacement reaction of Au and Ag was carried out to prepare the bimetallic Au–Ag structure (Au-r-AgBD-ROM). The suitable size and density as well as location of NPs on the surface can be tuned via EC treatment conditions to obtain highly active SERS performance. The SERS enhancement phenomenon on our developed substrate was studied by observing the location of the SERS hot spot obtained by Raman mapping. The developed SERS substrate offers excellent stability (90 days), good uniformity [6.14% relative standard deviation (RSD)], and reproducibility (3.79% of RSD). Moreover, this substrate can be used as a promising sensor for detecting acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and mefenamic acid. This finding suggests a simple and low-priced process, which potentially facilitates fabrication of highly sensitive SERS substrates for practical applications.
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Reproducible Surface-Enhanced Raman...EC treatment conditionsSERS substratesilver nanoparticlesRaman mappingmefenamic acidDiscarded Blu-ray DiscsNPSERS performancedisplacement reactionchemical reactionEC treatmentBlu-ray discPatterned Substrate DerivedAgBD-ROM substrateSERS substratesRSDAg film layerSERS enhancement phenomenonindented pattern surface