Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena

Multichannel Raman spectroscopy of unroughened noble metal and non-noble metal films and tunnel junctions

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We demonstrate that multichannel optical detectors provide the capability of observing Raman Scattering from molecular monolayers in solid-air and solid-solid interfaces in the absence of the conditions considered essential for surface enhanced Raman scattering. We present spectra of adsorbates on smooth Ag films, air-oxidized smooth Al films and Al gratings. Finally, we demonstrate a new configuration for surface enhanced Raman scattering which need not involve noble metals. Raman scattering from a doped Al/AlOx/Sn tunnel junction provides a specific example of such a configuration. © 1983.