Chemically stable Au nanorods as probes for sensitive surface enhanced scattering (SERS) analysis of blue BIC ballpoint pens

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dc.contributor.author Alyami, Abeer
dc.contributor.author Saviello, Daniela
dc.contributor.author McAuliffe, Michael A. P.
dc.contributor.author Cucciniello, Raffaele
dc.contributor.author Mirabile, Antonio
dc.contributor.author Proto, Antonio
dc.contributor.author Lewis, Liam
dc.contributor.author Iacopino, Daniela
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-08T09:45:08Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-08T09:45:08Z
dc.date.issued 2017-07-02
dc.identifier.citation Alyami, A., Saviello, D., McAuliffe, M. A. P., Cucciniello, R., Mirabile, A., Proto, A., Lewis, L. and Iacopino, D. (2017) 'Chemically stable Au nanorods as probes for sensitive surface enhanced scattering (SERS) analysis of blue BIC ballpoint pens', NanoInnovation 2016, AIP Conference Proceedings, 1873(1), 020003 (9 pp). doi: 10.1063/1.4997132 en
dc.identifier.volume 1873 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 020003-1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 020003-9 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-7354-1553-9
dc.identifier.issn 0094-243X
dc.identifier.issn 1551-7616
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7264
dc.identifier.doi 10.1063/1.4997132
dc.description.abstract Au nanorods were used as an alternative to commonly used Ag nanoparticles as Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) probes for identification of dye composition of blue BIC ballpoint pens. When used in combination with Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC), Au nanorod colloids allowed identification of the major dye components of the BIC pen ink, otherwise not identifiable by normal Raman spectroscopy. Thanks to their enhanced chemical stability compared to Ag colloids, Au nanorods provided stable and reproducible SERS signals and allowed easy identification of phthalocyanine and triarylene dyes in the pen ink mixture. These findings were supported by FTIR and MALDI analyses, also performed on the pen ink. Furthermore, the self-assembly of Au nanorods into large area ordered superstructures allowed identification of BIC pen traces. SERS spectra of good intensity and high reproducibility were obtained using Au nanorod vertical arrays, due to the high density of hot spots and morphological reproducibility of these superstructures. These results open the way to the employment of SERS for fast screening analysis and for quantitative analysis of pens and faded pens which are relevant for the fields of forensic and art conservation sciences. en
dc.description.sponsorship Irish Research Council (GOIPD/2015/716) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher AIP Publishing en
dc.relation.uri https://aip.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1063/1.4997132
dc.rights © 2017, AIP Publishing. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and AIP Publishing. The following article appeared in AIP Conference Proceedings and may be found at https://aip.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1063/1.4997132 en
dc.subject Nanoparticles en
dc.subject Raman spectroscopy en
dc.subject Nanorods en
dc.subject Careers and professions en
dc.subject Tectonophysics en
dc.subject Thin-layer chromatography en
dc.title Chemically stable Au nanorods as probes for sensitive surface enhanced scattering (SERS) analysis of blue BIC ballpoint pens en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Daniela Iacopino, Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland +353-21-490-3000 E-mail: daniela.iacopino@tyndall.ie en
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dc.contributor.funder Horizon 2020 en
dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle AIP Conference Proceedings en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress daniela.iacopino@tyndall.ie en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020::IA/646063/EU/NANOmaterials for the REStoration of works of ART/NANORESTART en


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