标题：Facile Synthesis of Micron-Sized Hollow Silver Spheres as Substrates for Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering
作者：Xia, Lixin; Xia, Jiarui; Wei, Ran; Sui, Ying; Sun, Zhipeng; Song, Xuehua; Song, Peng; Yang, Lini
作者机构：[Xia, Lixin; Xia, Jiarui; Wei, Ran; Sui, Ying; Sun, Zhipeng; Song, Xuehua; Yang, Lini] Liaoning Univ, Coll Chem, Shenyang 110036, Peoples R China.; 更多
通讯作者地址：[Xia, LX]Liaoning Univ, Coll Chem, Shenyang 110036, Peoples R China.
来源：INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHOTOENERGY
摘要：A well-designed type of micron-sized hollow silver sphere was successfully synthesized by a simple hard-template method to be used as substrates for surface-enhanced Raman scattering. 4 angstrom molecular sieves were employed as a removable solid template. [Ag(NH3)(2)](+) was absorbed as the precursor on the surface of the molecular sieve. Formaldehyde was selected as a reducing agent to reduce [Ag(NH3)(2)](+), resulting in the formation of a micron-sized silver shell on the surface of the 4 angstrom molecular sieves. The micron-sized hollow silver spheres were obtained by removing the molecular sieve template. SEM and XRD were used to characterize the structure of the micron-sized hollow silver spheres. The as-prepared micro-silver spheres exhibited robust SERS activity in the presence of adsorbed 4-mercaptobenzoic acid (4-MBA) with excitation at 632.8 nm, and the enhancement factor reached similar to 1.5 x 10(6). This synthetic process represents a promising method for preparing various hollow metal nanoparticles.