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dc.contributor.authorEmil Fazira Kamari
dc.description.abstractGold nanoparticles play an integral part in the world of nanomaterials and nanotechnology. Nowadays, there has been increased attention given to nanostars specifically, as it was discovered that the tips of these nanostars provide hotspots and better enhancement of Plasmon resonance. This paper aims to successfully synthesise gold nanostars of varying sizes and dimensions, as well as investigate their surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) properties. Self-assembly of these gold nanoparticles into a monolayer is also explored, and the challenges faced analysed. While the synthesis of gold nanostars is accomplished and analysed in detail using UV-Vis spectroscopy, visual images and TEM images, the gold nanostars’ SERS properties are analysed using SERS spectrum. The use of Malachite Green (MG) as Raman dye is also included in the experiment. There is room for improvement in terms of materials used in the synthesis of gold nanostars to ensure maximum adsorption of molecules. Included are suggestions for better methods for analysis as well.en_US
dc.format.extent39 p.en_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological University
dc.titleStar shaped gold nanoparticles for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopyen_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorDuan Hongwei
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Chemical and Biomedical Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Engineering (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)en_US
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