Departmental seminar on 17th May 2023

We would like to invite you to the habilitation  lecture by Dr. Ivana Šloufová. The topic of her lecture is Investigation of surface interactions between plasmonic nanoparticles and molecules using surface-enhanced Raman scattering spectroscopy.

Surface-enhanced Raman scattering spectroscopy (SERS) is a powerful sensing technique based on amplification of the Raman signal of molecules adsorbed on or in close proximity to a plasmonic metal nanostructure. It works mainly by utilizing the electromagnetic field enhancement generated by the excitation of localized surface-plasmon resonance and resulting in a significant increase in the Raman scattering signal. SERS has numerous applications in chemistry, material science, biochemistry, and medical diagnostics.

The primary focus of this habilitation lecture is to emphasize the potential of SERS spectroscopy in studying of the formation and the molecular structure of surface complexes of polypyridine molecules, in monitoring chemical process on surfaces as well as the role of plasmon catalysis.

The lecture will take place in person, in the hall CH3, Faculty of Science, Hlavova 8, Praha 2.