Klarite Surface Enhanced Raman substrates
- a million times better Klarite substrates from Mesophotonics
provide a unique solution for analysing and identifying chemical
compounds through Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS).
Raman analysis provides a unique fingerprint spectra of the compound
under investigation, that provides both compositional and structural
information. Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) increases
the magnitude of the normally very weak Raman signals by over a
1,000,000 times. Download
Klarite Product Datasheet
The unique Klarite
technology makes this enhancement of the Raman signal reproducible
enough to be used in everyday chemical analysis for a wide range of
applications, from medical diagnosis and drug discovery to forensics
and homeland defence.
Klarite substrates feature a systematically designed nanometre scale
patterning of a silicon surface that is coated in Gold. Made of regular
arrangements of holes, the surface patterns form photonic crystals
that control the surface plasmons that govern the Raman enhancement
Using Mesophotonics' experience in photonic crystal design Klarite
substrates enable the control of surface plasmon effects and therefore
control of the Raman amplification.
Reproducibility is a key feature of Klarite slides, which are produced
using volume manufacturing procedures from the semiconductor industry.
Semiconductor fabrication processes enable large volumes of identical
SERS substrates to be produced, making Klarite an affordable and accessible
test for a range of analytical applications.
need to be used with a Raman Spectrometer, and there are several types
of instrument available depending on your applications. To increase
ease of use, this latest generation of Klarite substrates are available
mounted on common 75x25mm microscope glass slides - which are compatible
with most micro Raman spectrometers - and as unmounted chips. The
active SERS area is 4x4mm, with larger areas available on request.
Klarite substrates are an off-the-shelf, stable and reproducible consumable which can be used straight out of the packet.